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Last Updated Feb 26, 2022, 04:29 AM

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Friday night with a heavyweight Western Conference bout between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz. Coverage begins from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Score Prediction

Jazz 114, Mavericks 110

Best Bets

Over 216.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Mavericks vs. Jazz Predictions

After earning the top spot in the West with a record of 52-20 SU last year, Utah kept that same momentum going with another triumphant to start the season, as the Jazz opened with an imposing 28-10 SU and 19-18-1 ATS run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

Utah has been on quite the rollercoaster since New Year’s Day though, considering the Jazz went just 4-12 SU and 4-11-1 ATS across the month of January – which they followed with a 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS mark to open February.

On the other hand, the Mavericks stumbled out to a frustrating start to the season, as Dallas kicked things off with a lackluster 16-18 SU and 13-21 ATS skid – with ten of those losses coming by seven points or more.

The Mavericks have played solid basketball as of late though, considering Dallas enters Friday boasting records of 19-6 SU and 16-9 ATS across their last 25 games – while allowing just 100.6 DPPG to their opponents during that timeframe.

I’ll take the over here, as we should get a competitive high-scoring battle between a Mavericks squad that’s averaging 113.6 OPPG across their latest 8-3 SU run – and a Jazz squad that’s scored 110+ PTS in five of their last six games (116.5 OPPG).

Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Odds

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Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southwest vs. Northwest
  • Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Venue: Vivint Arena
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 35-24
  • ATS: 32-27
  • O/U: 20-38-1

After a disappointing first-round exit from last year’s playoffs, Dallas kept that same ball rolling with another slow start to this season, as the Mavericks opened with a lackluster 16-18 and 13-21 ATS skid – with five of those SU losses coming matchups they were underdogs in.

Dallas has ridden the coattail of its defense through the winter months though, considering the Mavericks enter Friday riding a sturdy 19-6 SU run – while surrendering 100 PTS or less in 14 of those contests (100.8 DPPG).

Utah Jazz Betting Analysis

  • SU: 36-22
  • ATS: 26-30-2
  • O/U: 27-30-1

The Jazz have been one of the most consistent squads in the West across the last few regular seasons, which is no coincidence, considering Utah wields a very well-balanced attack, as Quin Snyder’s team currently paces the league in offensive efficiency by a healthy margin (1.127 OE) – while also ranking ninth in defensive efficiency (1.058 DE).

Utah’s consistency quickly fades without the combined presence of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert though, considering the Jazz’ top-ranked offensive attack has scored just 109.5 OPPG across their latest 8-12 SU stretch – with nine of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert.

The Mavericks are 3-11 SU in their last 14 matchups against Utah.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Head-to-Head

The Jazz won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Dallas last year, with both of Utah’s wins going over the total set for Friday’s affair at an average of 220.5 PPG – while the Mavericks’ lone victory stayed under with a score of 111-103. The most recent meeting between these teams took place back on Christmas Day of this season though, which resulted in another high-scoring victory for the Jazz (120-116).

Key Players to Watch

  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (27.5 PPG, 9.2 REB, 9 AST)
  • DAL: Jalen Brunson - SG (16.3 PPG, 3.8 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • UTA: Donovan Mitchell - SG (25.7 PPG, 4.2 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • UTA: Rudy Gobert - C (15.7 PPG, 14.8 REB, 2.3 BLK)

Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Conclusion

After having a six-game winning streak snapped on the evening before the All-Star Break, the Jazz return home for Friday’s contest as six-point favorites over the Mavericks at Vivint Arena – marking the fourth time Dallas has been an underdog across their last eight games.

I’ll take the over here, as Friday’s contest should be fast-paced back-and-forth battle between a Jazz squad that’s averaging 115.2 OPPG across their latest 6-1 SU stretch – and a Mavericks squad that’s averaging 113.6 OPPG across their respective 8-3 SU run.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Trends

  • The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
  • The Mavericks are 3-11 SU in their last 14 matchups against Utah.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last seven Jazz' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of the last 20 matchups between Utah and Dallas.
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