Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+5)
The Utah Jazz (49-33) welcome the Dallas Mavericks (52-30) at Vivint Arena on Saturday in Game 4 of their 1st round series. Dallas leads the series 2-1. Dallas opens this matchup as 5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 211.
The Mavericks took home the win by a score of 126-118 in Game 3. In relation to personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up walking away with 32 and the Jazz had 14 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 28 attempts from distance. Utah ended up shooting 93.9% from the free throw line by converting 31 of their 33 attempts. Furthermore, Utah grabbed 31 rebounds (1 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 1 block. Utah distributed 32 assists and had 20 steals for the contest. Pertaining to the defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 56.5% from the floor on 39 of 69 shooting. They also distributed 24 assists for the game while creating 4 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 32 with 6 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 26 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 83.9%. Dallas finished having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (41 out of 83) and made 18 of 42 shots from downtown.
Jalen Brunson is someone who was a major contributor in the game. Brunson shot 54.5% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes. He played 35 mins and also snagged 1 board. He notched 31 points on 12 out of 22 shooting.
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Dallas enters this one with a win-loss record of 52-30 so far this season. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is collecting 43.0 boards per game and has accounted for 1,918 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 35.0% on three-point attempts (1,073 of 3,063) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.0 pts per contest (24th in the NBA) while hitting 46.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.0% on 3-pointers while they are 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (104.7). The Mavericks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.7% (3,198 of 7,001) and they relinquish 43.6 boards per contest as a group. They rank 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,925 relinquished for the campaign.
In their Game 3 loss, the Jazz were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 1 offensive boards totaling 32 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks committed 8 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 33 tries. They were able to knock down 31 of them for a rate of 93.9%. When talking about shots from downtown, Utah made 9 of their 28 attempts (32.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz finished the game shooting 39 out of 69 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. The Jazz permitted the Mavericks to bury 41 of 83 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% in the matchup. They finished 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 18 of 42 and ended up shooting 26 of 31 from the free throw line (83.9%). Concerning attacking the glass, Utah permitted Dallas to snag 26 in all (6 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell pitched in for the Jazz in this matchup. Mitchell recorded 32 points in his 39 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this game. He made 10 out of 21 in this matchup for a rate of 47.6%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 49-33 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 6th in basketball. Utah has accounted for 9,316 pts for the season (113.6 per contest) and they collect 46.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.4 times per contest (27th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. The Jazz commit 18.9 personal fouls per game and they connect on 76.7% from the free throw line.
The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.6. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (9th in basketball). The Utah defense gives up 35.0% on 3-point attempts (994 of 2,837) and their opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.4 dimes and 41.6 total boards per game, which ranks 5th and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+5)
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