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Two squads sitting on the top-5 places of the Western Conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the 2nd and red-hot Utah Jazz (31-13), who have lost only once in their last fourteen games, are hosting the 5th Dallas Mavericks (28-16), who have lost once in their last 6 and want to continue on the winning ways as well.
Date/Time: 01-25-2020, 17:00 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz -4
Utah Jazz have a 31-13 record (25-19 against the spread) and are sitting in the second place of the West. They have won 13 of their last 14 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Warriors with a 129-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 24.7 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 21.1 ppg and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Dallas Mavericks have a 28-16 record (23-19-2 against the spread) and are tied with the Rockets in the 5th place of the West. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Blazers with a 133-125 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 29.1 ppg, adding team highs both in rebounding with 9.6 and in assists made with 9 per game. He is followed by Kristaps Porzingis with 17.1 ppg and 9.2 rebounds per game.
In their four meetings last season the Jazz led the Mavericks 3-1 wins, winning both home games by an average of 15.5 points. Jazz are 17-3 at home, while the Mavericks are 15-5 on the road. Mavericks are better offensively, scoring 116.8 ppg to Jazz’s 111.1, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 105.8 ppg to Mavs’ 109.7. Jazz have better percentages both in field goals (47.5% to 46.3%) and in 3-pointers (38.9% to 36.5%). On the other hand, Mavs are better in boards grabbed (47.5 to 45.8), in turnovers committed (12.8 to 15) and in dimes made (24.3 to 22.2). Bookmakers give the Jazz a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds and keep their scorching-hot course in the league.
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Pick: Utah Jazz -4 (-109)
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