Mavericks at Jazz odds, how to watch, predictions

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Utah Jazz 120-116 on Christmas Day without Luka Doncic in the lineup. It was the only meeting between the two teams before they lock horns on Feb. 25.

The Mavs and Jazz face off three times down the stretch as both teams look to grab homecourt in the first round of the playoffs. Utah is currently fourth and 1.5 games ahead of Dallas in the standings, so a Mavericks win on Friday night is a must.

Fans are not going to want to miss this contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more as the Mavs travel to Salt Lake City to face the Jazz.

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz: How to watch

Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest-Dallas (Mavericks local market), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Jazz local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz: Injury report

Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) and Theo Pinson (finger) are both out for Friday’s game in Utah. Reggie Bullock (hip) and Trey Burke (shoulder) were listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report with Marquese Chriss (knee) checking in at doubtful.

The Jazz with be without Jared Butler as he recovers from an ankle sprain, and they listed Rudy Gay as doubtful with an illness. They are their only two players on the injury report.

Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for all the latest on Bullock, Burke, Chriss, and Gay, plus for any late-breaking information that pops up.

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 6.0-point underdogs in Utah on Friday night and sit at plus-200 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest sits at 216.5 with Dallas having an over/under of 105.5.

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz predictions

Both teams have won six of their last seven games, and the Jazz will have both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in the lineup on Friday night, but it won’t matter. Luka Doncic is going to explode for 40 points as Dallas pulls the upset. It will be the fourth time in the last five that the 22-year-old has gone for 40-plus.

Expect Gobert to produce a 20-point 15-rebound contest as the Mavericks struggle to slow him down in the paint. It will not be enough for Utah as Doncic picks their defense apart. Expect the game to go under 216.5, but the Mavericks to score over 105.5.

It will be a fun and action-packed night with plenty of playoff implications, so MFFLs should be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.

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