The 13-21 Dallas Mavericks will be the road club as they battle the 17-18 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Utah is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The point spread from this pro basketball game has the home club Utah Jazz favored by -5 points with the over under line of 198 ½ points. When the NBA odds came out a few hours ago the Jazz were favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 198 ½ points. There has been no movement on the total and a ½ point move on the Jazz side.
The teams met back on Halloween with the Jazz posting the 113-94 home win as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 194 ½ points. Trend: The over is 5-0 in their past five meetings.
The Mavericks are 5-14 straight up on the road in this nightmare season. The team has lost two straight and eight of their past nine games. They hit their lowest point of the season on Saturday in a home 99-96 overtime defeat to the New Orleans Jazz as a -6 point betting favorite. The game landed over 194 points. In his first start of the season Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and pulled down six boards on 7 of 16 shooting. O.J. Mayo had a poor shooting night making 5 of 17 shots. Dallas is 28th in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 103 points per game. With Vince Carter and O.J. Mayo in the rotation it’s going to be an uphill battle to get this defense better.
The Jazz are 10-4 on their home court. They have dropped four of their past six games. Utah is beaten on Saturday to the Denver Nuggets on the road 110-91 as a +10 point road underdog. The total landed under 201 ½ points. It was another bad road defensive effort by Utah who just can’t match the intensity on the defensive end on the highway as they do at home. They allowed Denver nearly 52% shooting while hitting on just 36% from the field. Al Jefferson leads the team with nearly 17 points a game and 10 rebounds.