Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 6 NBA Playoffs Odds and Preview – April 28th, 2022

The season is on the line for the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday, and oddsmakers expect it to end with the Dallas Mavericks favored to finish the series in Salt Lake City.

Nitrobetting is more than ready for the postseason. Find a full preview of the Mavericks vs. Jazz game below. We present you with game details, team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which help you lock in on the best picks.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 6 Information

  • When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 97.1 The Eagle KEGL (Mavericks) / The Sports Zone KZNS-AM 1280(Jazz)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks (-2.5) / Jazz (+2.5)

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Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?

The two best players in this series have easily been the Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson and Luka Doncic, even though Doncic missed the first three games injured. Doncic hit 11-of-22 shots for 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists Monday. Luka hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the third quarter to end the game and finished the third quarter with 19 points, while the entire Jazz team scored 19 in the quarter. Brunson had 24 points, five rebounds and four assists.

In Game 5, the Mavs beat the Jazz on the boards (49-40), beat them on points in the paint (46-44), beat them in second chance points (14-8), beat them in fast break points (8-7) and also beat them in offensive rebounds (11-7). It was a masterful job by the Mavs, who held the Jazz to just 37.7 percent shooting.

Dallas hasn’t won a playoff series since they defeated the Miami Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals. The Mavs were also up 3-2 last year in the first round but lost the final two games to the Clippers.

Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?

There are rumors that there could be big changes coming to the Jazz if they disappoint in the playoffs again and obviously a first-round loss would qualify as a massive disappointment. Coach Quin Snyder has declined to sign a contract extension amid reports he could be interested in the Lakers job.

Snyder, a former assistant with the Lakers from 2011-12, is currently in his eighth season in Utah and remains under contract for at least one more season. The Jazz are in the playoffs for a sixth straight season but have never been to the conference finals under Snyder. Utah has struggled all year through erratic performances and an easy susceptibility to tougher teams.

There is also talk that stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell don’t get along and that one will be traded – most likely Gobert. He is a spectacular defensive player but has been exposed in this series because he’s so limited offensively. All signs point to Utah owner Ryan Smith, in his second season with the team, wanting to hold onto Mitchell over any other core team personnel.

Speaking of Mitchell, he left Monday’s Game 5 blowout loss in Dallas with an apparent left hamstring injury and went straight to the locker room with the Jazz down 94-65 with 4:40 left in the game. Mitchell finished with just nine points on 4-of-15 shooting, and he missed all seven of his 3-point attempts. He’s shooting just 37.1 percent for the series from the field and 19.2 percent from beyond the arc (on 8.2 attempts per). Overall, he’s averaging 26 points, five assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 turnovers. And this comes after a second-half regular-season stretch in which Mitchell’s fourth-quarter struggles were a major issue.

An MRI came back negative on Mitchell’s hamstring but he is dealing with bruising in both of his quads. If this were the regular season, Mitchell wouldn’t play Thursday but he probably will try.

Utah was an incredible 3-for-30 from deep in Monday’s 102-77 loss. That was the worst three-point percentage in NBA postseason history by a team to attempt at least 25 threes. It was also the worst three-point field goal percentage in Jazz history with a minimum of 20 attempts.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Betting Trends

  • Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 road games.
  • Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games following a ATS win.
  • The total went over in 8 of Dallas’ last 12 games.
  • Jazz are 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 games as an underdog./li>
  • Jazz are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 home games.
  • The total went under in 5 of Utah’s last 7 games.

Mavericks vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction

The Warriors get some breathing room back at the Chase Center on Wednesday night. They now know that the Nuggets are capable of a win, which urges them to take more caution. Regardless, the Warriors remain the favorites coming into the game with home advantage on their side of the ball. Meanwhile, the Nuggets get another lease on life following a Game 4 victory. We should see more pace coming from the side and close down on the spread. Grabbing a win is not impossible for the side. However, Denver needs to fire on all cylinders to keep this one close.

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