Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz Game 3 odds, picks and predictions

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The Dallas Mavericks (1-1) visit Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday to take on the Utah Jazz (1-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Mavericks at Jazz odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Mavericks enter the third game of the first-round Western Conference playoff series coming off their first win, covering as 5-point underdogs. They won 110-104 Tuesday behind 41 points from G Jalen Brunson.

Dallas has listed superstar G Luka Doncic as questionable with the spread implying he’s more of a doubtful as the MVP-level guard is recovering from a calf sprain. The Mavericks’ win may have bought him some extra time.

The Jazz are at full strength. They won the series opener 99-93, covering as 5.5-point favorite. Utah covered 6 of its last 8 regular-season games.

The Jazz are led by G Donovan Mitchell, who has been scoring at will this series, averaging 33 points per game. G Bojan Bogdanovic and G Jordan Clarkson are the only other Jazz players to score more than 15 points in a game this series.

Mavericks at Jazz odds and lines

  • Money line: Mavericks +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Jazz -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Mavericks +6.5 (-108) | Jazz -6.5 (-112)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 210.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Mavericks at Jazz key injuries

Mavericks

  • G Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) out
  • G Luka Doncic (calf) questionable

Jazz

Mavericks at Jazz picks and predictions

Prediction

Jazz 112, Mavericks 107

Money line

PASS.

Dallas is good enough to make this far from a walk in the park for Utah, and at -300, the Jazz’s money line has no value. Similarly, home-court advantage is a difference-maker, and Utah should win outright.

Author: Lucy Green