Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Salt Lake City, UT; January 1, 2024, 7:00 p.m. MST

Spread: DAL -3.5
Over/Under: 245.5

Introduction

The Dallas Mavericks (19-14) will take on the Utah Jazz (14-19) at the Delta Center on January 1, 2024. This preview analyzes the matchup, reviews recent team performances, checks for injuries, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks, currently sixth in the Western Conference with a 19-14 record, feature Luka Doncic, who leads the team with an impressive 33.9 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic is a key player for the Mavericks, contributing an outstanding 33.9 points per game with high shooting percentages.

 

Utah Jazz

The Jazz, positioned 12th in the Western Conference with a 14-19 record, rely on Lauri Markkanen, who leads the team with 23.5 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is a key player for the Jazz, showcasing his skills with 23.5 points per game and impressive shooting percentages.

 

Injuries

Seth Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Maxi Kleber of the Mavericks are game-time decisions for January 1. The Jazz have no injured players.

 

Recent Performances

The Mavericks secured a 132-122 victory against the Golden State Warriors on December 30, 2023. The Jazz won their last game against the Miami Heat with a score of 117-109 on December 30, 2023.

 

Prediction

Considering the defensive struggles of both teams, with the Mavericks allowing 122 points in their recent game and the Jazz allowing 118 points in the season, the over of 245.5 points is the favorable pick. Expect an offensive showcase from both teams, resulting in a high-scoring game.

Pick: Over 245.5 Points

 

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