Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is the site where the Dallas Mavericks will take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
The Jazz faced the Thunder and ended up losing by a score of 130-103 in their last contest. Utah ended the contest having earned a 48.7% FG percentage (38 of 78) and buried 9 of 29 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Jazz made 18 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 48 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to defense, Utah allowed 50.0% from the field on 52 out of 104 shooting. Oklahoma City doled out 31 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. Moreover, Oklahoma City snagged 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 14 rejections. Oklahoma City finished the game shooting 64.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of their 14 attempts. They converted 17 of 43 attempts from long range. In regard to personal fouls, the Jazz walked away with 18 and the Thunder totaled 22 personal fouls.
Lauri Markkanen is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished with 20 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He played 30 mins and also collected 10 boards. Markkanen finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes.
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Utah will play this game with a win-loss mark of 31-34 this year. They are averaging 117.0 points per outing (6th in the league) while shooting 47.2% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 35.8% on 3-pointers (898 of 2,509) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is snagging 45.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,668 dimes this year, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Jazz have forced 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 21.2 fouls. They are giving up 35.8% from beyond the arc while they are 23rd in basketball in points per game allowed (117.2). The Jazz defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.6% (2,822 of 5,925) and they relinquish 43.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 8th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,570 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 133-126 when they played the 76ers. Concerning attacking the glass, Dallas allowed Philadelphia to collect 37 in total (5 offensive). They went 44.4% from downtown by connecting on 12 of 27 and ended up shooting 24 out of 29 at the charity stripe (82.8%). The Mavericks permitted the 76ers to make 45 of their 78 tries from the floor which had them shooting 57.7% for the contest. In all, the Mavericks finished shooting 45 out of 82 from the field which had them shooting 54.9%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Dallas made 25 out of 48 attempts (52.1%). They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. The 76ers had 24 personal fouls in this game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Mavericks recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest.
Luka Doncic pitched in for the Mavericks in this matchup. Doncic racked up 42 points in his 40 mins on the court and tallied 12 dimes for the contest. He made 13 of 22 in the game for a field goal rate of 59.1%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 33-32 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Mavericks are shooting 47.5% from the field, which has them ranked 14th in the league. Dallas has earned 7,411 points for the campaign (114.0 per game) and they pull in 38.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 22.4 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per game. The Mavericks have committed 20.9 fouls per game and they go 75.0% from the charity stripe.
The Dallas defense allows 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (710 of 2,023) and opponents are making 78.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.5 assists and 43.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 9th and 19th in the league. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 14th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.7% from the floor (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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