Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBA TV
The Dallas Mavericks (39-25) are welcoming the Utah Jazz (39-23) at American Airlines Center on Monday.
The Jazz played the Pelicans and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-90 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 14 and the Pelicans recorded 10 personal fouls. They also made 11 out of their 36 attempts from 3-point land. New Orleans went 76.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of 17 attempts. In addition, New Orleans collected 37 rebounds (15 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. New Orleans recorded 52 dimes and had 29 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 51.5% from the floor on 50 of 97 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists in the matchup while creating 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 52 with 22 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Jazz knocked down 17 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 65.4%. Utah wrapped up the game with a 34.8% FG percentage (31 of 89) and buried 11 of their 41 shots from downtown.
Hassan Whiteside is one guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. Whiteside shot 85.7% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He played for 16 mins played and totaled 12 rebounds. He accumulated 13 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
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Utah heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 39-23 this season. They are averaging 113.7 pts per contest (6th in the NBA) while shooting 47.3% from the floor. The Jazz are connecting on 36.1% on shots from distance (902 of 2,496) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is snagging 46.1 boards per contest and has earned 1,387 dimes for the year, which is 28th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They are 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,440 relinquished on the year. The Jazz are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (2,530 of 5,576) and they surrender 41.8 boards per contest as a team. They are surrendering 34.6% on three-point shots and they rank 11th in the league in points per game allowed (107.6).
When they last played, the Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 114-113 against the Kings. The Mavericks earned 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game. They also gave up possession 10 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Kings had 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 74.1%. Regarding 3-point shots, Dallas buried 14 of 36 attempts (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Mavericks walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.6%. The Mavericks allowed the Kings to bury 46 of 94 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.9% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 36.0% from behind the 3-point line via 9 of 25 and finished the contest at 12 of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Dallas allowed Sacramento to collect 35 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Spencer Dinwiddie pitched in for the Mavericks in this contest. He converted 11 out of 22 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Dinwiddie earned 36 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 7 dimes for the game.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 39-25 for the campaign. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per game and they hit 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per contest (19th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. Dallas has accumulated 6,853 points on the campaign (107.1 per game) and they average 43.2 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Mavericks are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks 17th in the league.
The Dallas defense allows 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (690 of 2,032) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 23.3 dimes and 44.0 rebounds every game, which is 9th and 12th in basketball. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 103.7. They are forcing 13.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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