Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz - 12/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz - 12/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (22-9) vs Dallas Mavericks (15-16)

Game Info: Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz meet Christmas Day in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 104.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.6 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.1 points and 5.1 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-2 in Mavericks last 11 overall. The over is 12-4-1 in Jazz last 17 overall. The Mavericks are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah.

The Dallas Mavericks are one of many teams that's dealing with a long list of players out due to injury or COVID, and they're losing by an average of 7.1 points in the underdog role this season. The Utah Jazz are one of the healthier teams in the league right now, and it's no coincidence that the wins are piling up. The Jazz win at home by an average of 9.4 points while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. The Mavs just don't have the bodies right now to compete in a game like this. Give me the Jazz and reasonable chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -5

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