Through the first 50 or so games of the year, you have to say that this has been one of the best NBA seasons in quite some time. With all the big free agent moves made in the postseason, it is perhaps no surprise that both conferences now appear to be more competitive than they have been in a while. The Milwaukee Bucks are proving to be the class of the NBA right now, but with so many teams posting very good records, it is still much to early to go ahead and crown the Bucks. Milwaukee still looks like a very good bet to win the Eastern Conference, but we have a very good battle shaping up for the #1 spot in the Western Conference, especially with the LA Lakers going through a little dip in form right now. The Utah Jazz are a bit o a longshot to run down the leaders, but they are not that far off the pace. They will look to maintain their challenger when they hit the road to face the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The Jazz are favored by a single point, with the O/U for this one set at 219 ½.
Jazz vs Mavericks 2020 NBA Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Monday, February 10 at 8:30 PM EST
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
- Radio: Utah / Dallas
- TV: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Utah Jazz -1 / Total 219.5
Why bet on the Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz have not been at their very best of late, losing some ground to the Lakers, but they are showing some signs that might indicate they are coming out of their slump. The Jazz come into this one on the heels of back to back wins, which got them back to .500 over their last 10 games. Overall this season, Utah has a record of 34-18, a very good record that has them sitting just 5 ½ games out of first place in the Western Conference. The Jazz already have a win over Dallas this season, winning that one 112-107 on home court. Playing on the road makes this one a little tougher, with the Jazz going 15-13 SU and 13-14-1 ATS in road games. They are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 overall.
- Total Score: 110.96
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.24
- Three-Point Percentage: 38.61
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.57
- Total Rebounds: 45.63
- Total Score: 107.10
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.89
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.36
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.30
- Total Rebounds: 42.96
Why bet on the Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks are currently occupying the #7 spot in the Western Conference, but they are in a more comfortable position than that seeding might indicate. The Mavericks season record is sitting at 32-21, which has them 5 games up on the team in the #8 spot, while also leaving them just a single game back of the #5 seed in the West. A win here could potentially see them move up in the standings, so it’s definitely all to play for. While home court advantage is always good, the Mavericks have been better on the road, winning 18 away from home versus 14 in their own building. They have also struggled against the Jazz, winning just 2 of their last 10 meetings. Dallas is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Total Score: 116.13
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.99
- Three-Point Percentage: 37.01
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.89
- Total Rebounds: 47.45
- Total Score: 110.21
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.34
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.71
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.14
- Total Rebounds: 45.00
Jazz vs Mavericks NBA Betting Trends
- Utah are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Utah are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
- Utah are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Dallas.
- Dallas are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas’ last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas’ last 11 games against Utah.
Jazz vs Mavericks Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The 1-point spread essentially makes this a pick play and a bit of a coin flip given that there is little to separate these two teams. That has me looking at the point total instead, where I think that the OVER looks like a very good bet.
Prediction: Utah Jazz 115 Dallas Mavericks 109