The Utah Jazz will be looking to avoid the upset when they take on the Dallas Mavericks in what looks like a highly intriguing showdown on Monday night. With the Jazz looking to improve their play before the start of the playoffs and the Mavs looking to even their restart record, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this matchup, along with their NBA odds.
NBA Predictions – Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
Why Bet On Utah
Utah has lost two straight and four of five restart games including a crushing 134-132 overtime loss against Denver on Saturday. All-star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 35 points while Rudy Goebert added 22 points and Mike Conley chipped in 20 points. The Jazz are in sixth place out west, but they have a good shot to move up to either fifth or fourth place if they can win out.
Why Bet On Dallas
Dallas has won two of their last three games including an absolutely thrilling 136-132 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday as all-star guard Luka Doncic had a game for the ages with 36 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 19 assists while Dorian Finney-Smith added 27 points and Kristaps Porzingis, 26 points.
General Game Info Dallas Mavericks (42-30) at Utah Jazz (43-27)
- When: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena, Orlando, FL
- Jazz vs Mavericks Live: NBATV, ATRM, FSSW, TSN
- NBA Odds: Dallas -2
- Total: 228.5
Expert Analysis and Prediction on Mavericks
While Dallas has gotten some incredible pay from Doncic and the Mavs can put points on the board with the best teams in the league, it is Utah that has the superior defense in this clash – and some added motivation, seeing as how they’ve struggled mightily since entering the bubble by losing four of five overall.
Dallas gave up an insane 153 points in their restart opener against Houston while allowing 126 points or more in each of their last two. More importantly, the Jazz have won three straight and eight of the last nine meetings overall in this rivalry while going 3-1-1 ATS over the last five meetings. Dallas has also gone an uninspiring 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win while also going 1-4-1 ATS in their last six meetings against Utah.
Expert Analysis and Prediction on Jazz
Despite their struggles in the bubble, Utah should be highly motivated to get the win in this one to improve their chances of getting into either fifth or fourth place out west. I’m going to back the Jazz to get the straight-up win in this Monday night meeting, but the Over looks like the best play, with nine of the last 12 meetings between these two topping the total and the Over going 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 games following a ATS win and 9-4 in their last 13 games following an SU win. Utah comes out on top while the Over cashes in!
Pick: Utah 117 Dallas 113