The Dallas Mavericks face the Utah Jazz on Monday night in a crucial game in the Western Conference standings. Luka Doncic and company trail the Jazz by 1.5 games for fourth and homecourt in the first round. Both teams have won eight of their last ten and are looking to move up in the standings.
The Jazz have won the first two meetings against the Mavs this season, including a 114-109 victory on Feb. 25 where Luka struggled to find his shot. The 23-year-old superstar tried to exploit mismatches on Rudy Gobert, and the three-time Defensive Player of the Year made Doncic pay on multiple occasions.
The teams have two meetings left this season, and the Mavericks need to win both if they want to pass the Jazz in the standing. Fans won’t want to miss Monday’s game, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz: How to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain (Jazz’s local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz: Injury report
Luka Doncic missed the team’s last game, but he is listed as probable to face the Jazz on Monday night. Jalen Brunson (foot) and Maxi Kleber (ankle) are questionable with Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Marquese Chriss (knee), and Theo Pinson (finger) ruled out on the official injury report.
The Jazz are on the second night of a back-to-back set after defeating the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Sunday, so they did not submit an official injury report. Mike Conley was the only player out for Utah against OKC, but he is expected to face the Mavericks.
Be sure to check Twitter for updates on Doncic, Brunson, and Kleber, plus to get any late-breaking injury news on the contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 2.0-point favorites as they host the Utah Jazz on Monday evening. They are minus-135 on the moneyline, and the game’s over/under sits at 216.5.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz predictions
Luka Doncic returns and drops a 32-point double-double on the Jazz as the Mavericks pick up the win. Expect the contest to go under 216 points, and the Mavs to cover the spread. Doncic is going to need to play his best on Monday night, and the 23-year-old answers the bell to top the Jazz.
Rudy Gobert has produced a double-double in both meetings against Dallas this season and has blocked five shots. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year continues the trend with a 15-point 15-rebound effort, but the Mavs go small and play him off the floor in crunch time to grab the win.
The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight and ten of their last 12 games entering Monday’s important showdown against the Utah Jazz. Expect Luka Doncic and the Mavs to stay hot, and fans won’t want to miss it.