Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Picks, Spread and Prediction

Date/Time: 01-29-2021, 22:00 EDT Spread: Utah Jazz -4.5 Total: +220.5

The Jazz have a 14-4 record (13-5 ATS, 7-11 O/U) and are first in the NBA. They have 10 consecutive wins (10-0 ATS) and in their last game they defeated Dallas at home by 104-116, beating the odds. Over is 2-0 in their last 2 games. They allow 99.5 ppg in their last 10 games.

The Mavericks have an 8-10 record (9-9 ATS, 7-11 O/U) and are 12th in the West. They have three consecutive losses and are 2-6 in their last 8. Over is 4-1 in their last 5. They allow 117.4 ppg in their last 8 games.

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The Jazz led the Mavs 2-1 wins last season. They were 1-1 at home, winning by 112-107 and losing by 114-122. Utah is 7-2 at home, while Dallas is 6-6 on the road. Jazz have a better offense (113.1 to 109.3 ppg) and the third-best defense in the league (105.3 to 110.2 ppg).

I’m going to pick the Jazz with -4.5 today. Even without Donovan Mitchell, they have the depth to prevail once again against a below average Mavericks squad this season.

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Utah Jazz -4.5 (-109)

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