Dallas Mavericks will take on Utah Jazz in Monday’s action of the NBA 2021-22. The home side wants to extend its winning streak and looks forward to another good display. The visitors have also been in excellent form, and they will search for a positive result on the road.
Dallas heads to its third straight home game, hoping to keep a 100% winning record. The hosts are on the right track to the playoffs, but they also want to challenge for the pole position. On the other hand, Utah has also been pretty confident recently. The away side tops its division, and they intend to stay there.
Dallas Mavericks – Can they win at home again?
The Mavericks are riding on the winning wave after celebrating four times in a row. Although they remained second in the Southwest Division, the hosts improved to a 39-25 record. Dallas eyes the third win in a row on the home court after being better than the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings. Despite playing without their best player, Luka Doncic, the Mavs managed to book a tight 114-113 win against the Kings. Spencer Dinwiddie led them to the victory by scoring 36 points, seven assists, and a pair of rebounds for 36 minutes spent in the game.
Luka Doncic dominates the Mavs’ offense with 27.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game on average. Jalen Brunson averages 16.2 pts, 5.3 assists, and 3.7 rebs this season, while Tim Hardaway Jr. produces 14.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Spencer Dinwiddie joined in the midseason trade and showed the immediate impact with 17.6 points and 5.1 assists per match. On the other hand, Dallas still faces several selection issues. Luka Doncic is listed as questionable, but the latest reports say he should be ready. Jalen Brunson and Maxi Kleber are on the same list as well, while Marquese Chriss won’t be able to make an appearance.
Expected Line-Up: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell
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Utah Jazz – Will they provide another good away display?
The Jazz can be happy with their current campaign and recent streak, as they lost just twice on the last 12 occasions. Utah tops the Northwest Division with a 40-23 record, however, the Nuggets and the Timberwolves are waiting for their hiccups. It’s going to be the Jazz’s fifth straight road game, and they want to repeat the success of beating the Thunder 116-103 in their latest match. Utah had an excellent 44.2 three-point percentage, with Bojan Bogdanovic leading them to win with 35 points, five rebounds, and three assists for 34 minutes spent on the court.
Donovan Mitchell has been the most productive player for the Jazz with 25.8 points, 5.3 assists, four rebounds, and 1.6 steals per match. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 17.8 pts and 4.3 rebs, while Rudy Gobert locks the paint with 14.8 rebounds per contest. The French center also contributes with 15.7 points and 2.2 blocks on average. Jordan Clarkson chips in with 15.5 pts, while Mike Conley has 13.6 points per game. Unlike their opponents, Utah doesn’t have any selection issues ahead of this clash.
Expected Line-Up: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gobert
Expert Pick #1 – Dallas Mavericks -1.5 @-110
Utah goes to this match after playing on Sunday evening, while Dallas had two extra days to recover and prepare. Although this match can easily go either way, the Jazz failed to cover the number eight times in their previous 12 h2h clashes. Therefore, I’ll back the hosts as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 217.5 @-110
The Mavs have been involved in high-scoring matches recently since four of their previous six encounters went over the margin. Utah has usually been pretty efficient on the road lately, and, as my second bet, I’ll take the Over.
Expert Pick #3 – Dallas Mavericks Over 109.5 @-110
Dallas has been pretty productive on the home court lately, scoring 110+ points four times on the previous five occasions. Since Luka Doncic should be back, I expect another efficient display from the home side. It’s going to be my third pick, at the same odds as the first two