Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 3 NBA Playoffs Odds and Preview – April 21st, 2022

Utah Jazz plays host to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3. The Mavs tied the series 1-1 in Game 2 despite not having Luka Doncic on the floor. It was a crucial win for the side as they head out to play the next game in front of a loud Vivint Arena crowd.

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Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 3 Information

  • When: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 97.1 The Eagle KEGL (Mavericks) / The Sports Zone KZNS-AM 1280 (Jazz)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks (+6.5) / Jazz (-6.5)

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Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?

The Mavs have to maintain momentum as they hit the road on Thursday night. Jalen Brunson responded well after dropping the series opener, leading the team with a career-high 41 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Maxi Kleber was also on fire after draining eight three-pointers off the bench, while Spencer Dinwiddie put in 17 points and six assists.

As a team, Dallas averages 107.9 points (24th) per game on 46.1% shooting (19th). They do fine from short-range and maintain a 54.7% two-point shooting percentage (sixth). However, the team trails in long-range shooting compared to the Jazz with a 35.1% three-point percentage (19th).

At the side of the ball, we find a relatively tougher Mavericks defense. They are the second-best franchise this season in terms of holding opponent points. The Mavs hold teams to 104.6 points per game on 45.7% shooting (12th). Dallas keeps things tight around the arc, limiting opponents to 34.0% three-point shooting (fourth).

Luka Doncic remains questionable following a calf injury that left him by the sidelines in Game 2. Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to hold the spot should the starting guard sit out Thursday’s contest.

Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?

The Jazz was confident in going up 2-0 in the series. However, the recent defeat urged the side to address several areas of improvement. Taking the series lead will be in their favor as they enter the contest as favorites.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz’s scoring output in Game 2 after coming up with 34 points and five assists on 13 of 30 shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic provided help and added 25 points to the record, while the ever-reliable sixth man in Jordan Clarkson chipped in 21 points on eight of 11 shooting. As a team, the Jazz averaged 113.3 points (seventh) per game on 47.0% shooting (seventh). They are deadly from the perimeter and hit 56.6% of their two-point attempts (second) while keeping long-range looks at 36.0% (11th).

Utah is an apparent two-way team that puts as much effort into its defense. They hold opponents to 107.4 points (eighth) per game and keep teams to 45.2% shooting (eighth). They have persistent defense within the perimeter and the paint and average 51.7% opponent two-point percentage. Furthermore, the Jazz is an excellent rebounding team that averages 55.0 total rebounds (third), including an imposing 35.7 defensive boards (second) per game.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Trends

  • The Mavs are 3-2 in their last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Mavs are 3-2 in their last five games against the Jazz (4-1 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Mavs’ last five road games.
  • The Jazz is 4-1 in their last five games at Vivint Arena (2-3 ATS).
  • The Jazz is 4-1 in their last five home games against the Mavs (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Jazz’s last five home games against the Mavs.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction

The Mavericks proved themselves strong following the Game 2 victory despite running shorthanded. This leaves the team with names like Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson to pick up the scoring slack. Covering the spread remains feasible for the visitors, but a win demands every ounce of effort from the Mavs. Utah needs to be more vigilant this time around. Although they enter the clash as the favorites, there’s no guaranteed win for them looking at how the results panned out in Game 2. When push comes to shove, we anticipate a closely contested battle between the Jazz and the Mavs on Thursday night.

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