The Dallas Mavericks (52-30) now face the challenge of trying to finish off the Jazz (49-34) on the road in Game 6 at the Vivint Arena in Utah on Thursday. In today’s game, the Mavericks came out as a 1-point favorite against the Jazz. See more predictions in the Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Jazz +2 (-110)
- Mavericks vs Jazz Over/Under: 209.5 points
The Jazz (34-50-3 ATS) went 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home but are just 1-4 ATS in their last five. The total has gone OVER in four of Utah’s last five matches played on a Thursday, even as the Jazz are 12-2 SU in their last 14 outings when playing at home against the Mavericks.
The Mavericks (51-34-2 ATS) are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 contests against the Jazz and are 7-2 SU in their last nine, even as the total has gone OVER in eight of Dallas’ last 12 matches. Dallas welcomed the return of All-Star guard Luka Doncic back in a home playoff game after coming off an injury with a 102-77 victory in Game 5 to move a win away from reaching the conference semifinals.
Utah is facing a major injury concern, with All Star guard Donovan Mitchell (quad) listed as probable heading into Game 6. The Jazz will need to find a way if Mitchell, who averages 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, sit out Thursday as Bogdan Bogdanovic (18.1 ppg), Jordan Clarkson (16.0 ppg) and All Star big man Rudy Gobert (15.6 ppg, 14.7 rpg) need to step up.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 110 Dallas Mavericks – 101 Utah Jazz
- Over/Under — OVER 209.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points along with nine rebounds while Pat Conaughton had 20 points off the bench as the Milwaukee Bucks closed out the Chicago Bulls, 116-100, to advance into the second round with a 4-1 victory in their Eastern Conference first round series.
Stephen Curry dazzled his way to 30 points on five 3-pointers in his return as a starter, while Klay Thompson and Gary Payton II scored 15 points each as the Golden State Warriors ousted the Denver Nuggets, 102-98, and completed a 4-1 victory in their Western Conference first round series.
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