At 8:30 ET, the Utah Jazz will travel to Dallas to take on the Mavericks. Dallas is currently favored by 13.5 points and has won two straight games. The over/under line for this Western Conference matchup is set at 238.5.

This game will be played at the American Airlines Center and can be seen on KJZZ. The Jazz are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 29-40. They have lost three straight games. The Mavericks are 7th in the West and have a record of 40-29.


The Pick: Utah Jazz +13.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, March 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-109 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will Utah Shock Everyone at American Airlines Center?

The Jazz have lost three straight games as the underdog and are 16-35 as the underdog this season. Today, they are 13.5-point underdogs vs. the Mavericks. In the Western Conference, the Jazz are in 12th place and have an overall record of 29-40.

Utah’s ATS record for the season is 37-32, including a 15-19 mark on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog and are 25-26 ATS as the underdog this season.

In their most recent game, the Jazz lost to the Thunder by a score of 119-107. The O/U line for that game was 232 points, and Utah covered the spread as 15.5-point underdogs.

This season, the Jazz have an O/U record of 37-30-2, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 238.5, and Utah’s games have averaged 237.7 points per game.

This season, the Jazz have been one of the most efficient offenses in the league, ranking 10th in scoring at 117 points per game. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road, averaging 112.4 points per game.

Utah is a team that likes to push the pace, ranking 10th in the league in pace at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Jazz are 18th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 11th in the league in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 35%, which is 19th in the NBA.

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.6 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.6% and 39.5% from three-point territory.

Will the Mavericks Live Up to Expectations at Home?

The Mavericks have won three straight games at home and are looking to extend that streak today against the Jazz. In their last game, they defeated the Spurs by a score of 113-107. The O/U line for that game was 236 points.

This season, the Mavericks have an average scoring differential of +3.4 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is -0.8 points per game. Against the spread at home, they are 17-19 this season.

Dallas has been favored in 41 of their 69 games this season and are favored by 13.5 points today. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +6.4 points per game. Their ATS record as the favorite is 25-16.

The Mavericks’ O/U record for the season is 34-35, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. On average, their games have finished with 236.1 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 238.5.

In the Western Conference standings, the Mavericks are currently in 7th place with a record of 40-29. Against Western Conference teams, they are 24-19 compared to 16-10 against the East.

At home, the Mavericks are averaging 119.4 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. Overall, they are 6th in the league at 118.7 points per game. In terms of pace, Dallas is 11th at 99.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the most prolific teams in the NBA. They are 3rd in made threes at 14.6 per game and 2nd in three-point attempts at 39.5 per contest. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 13th in the league.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Dallas is 12th in the league at 48%. In terms of assists, the Mavericks are 22nd in the NBA.

On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 21st in the league in points allowed at 117.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112.7 points per contest (18th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.