The Dallas Mavericks have won two straight games over the Utah Jazz to take the lead in the series, and they can deliver a crushing blow on Saturday afternoon with another victory. If Dallas goes up 3-1 with two home games remaining, the series is all but over.
Dallas has taken two of the first three games without superstar Luka Doncic. He continues to progress from his calf strain and appears likely to play in Game 4. Doncic will warm up on the court about 90 minutes before tipoff where the team will determine his status, so stay tuned.
With or without Luka on the floor, fans will not want to miss Game 4. The Mavericks could virtually end this version of the Jazz with a victory, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more on the contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 4: How to watch
Start time: 3:30 p.m. CT or 4:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national), Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Jazz local market)
Watch online: TNT online
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 4: Injury report
Luka Doncic (calf) and Frank Ntilikina (illness) were both upgraded to questionable for Saturday’s game in Utah. Doncic appears ready to go, and Ntilikina would offer a boost to the Mavs bench if he can also return. Tim Hardaway Jr. remains out as he recovers from foot surgery.
The Jazz will be without Trent Forrest (foot) and Udoka Azubuike (ankle) for the fourth straight game, but they are the only two players on their official injury report.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for status updates on Doncic and Ntilikina, plus be on the lookout for any late-breaking news.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 4 odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 6.0-point underdogs for Game 4. They sit at plus-190 on the moneyline and the over/under for the contest is 212.5.
Fans can also check WynnBet for all the prop bets they desire just before tipoff. The Mavs' over at 103.5 seems like a safe choice after they carved up Utah’s defense in Game 3 in Salt Lake City.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 4 predictions
Luka Doncic returns and drops 35 points on the Jazz as the Mavericks cruise to a victory. The Jazz do not seem to have any answers for Dallas going small and that lineup only gets more potent with number 77 on the floor. Expect the game to go over as the Mavs take a 3-1 edge with the series shifting back to Dallas for Game 5.
Jalen Brunson continues his hot streak with 22 points and five assists on Saturday afternoon. Doncic’s return allows head coach Jason Kidd to keep two ball-handlers on the floor at all times, and that leads to even more points for Dallas. Expect the Mavericks to top 110 in Game 4.
Fans are not going to want to miss the show, so be sure to tune in on Saturday afternoon. It could be Luka’s first playoff game of 2022, and the Dallas Mavericks are ready to grab a third straight win over the Jazz.