Jazz vs. Mavericks Prediction Game 1

Jazz vs. Mavericks Game 1, 4/16/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

Game 1 of the Western Conference first round matchup between the Jazz and Mavericks will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. With the Mavs listed as 5-point dogs and the total sitting at 209.5, what’s the best bet on the board?

Game Snapshot

517 Utah Jazz (-5) at 518 Dallas Mavericks (+5); o/u 209.5

1:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 16, 2022

Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX


Utah Jazz DFS Notes

Bojan Bogdanovic (injury management) will be available for Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. He was just taking the night off in the season finale, so he should be back out there with the starters as a much-needed three-point sniper. Only Trent Forrest (foot) and Udoka Azubuike (ankle surgery) are listed on Utah’s side of the injury report, and they’ll both be in street clothes.

Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes

Luka Doncic (left calf strain) has been ruled out for Game 1 against the Jazz on Saturday, and there is still legitimate concerns about his status for Game 2, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Friday. It looks like Dallas will rely heavily on Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie for at least Game 1 of this series. If Luka were to miss Game 2 as well, it'll be a very tough hole for the Mavs to climb out of as they head to Utah, unless they're able to defend their homecourt without their franchise player. Game 2 is scheduled for Monday night, which isn't a lot of time for Luka to improve significantly.

Jazz vs. Mavericks NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Jazz are winless against the spread in their last five games versus the Mavericks and are 1-4 against the number in their last five trips to Dallas. They’re also 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games as a road favorite, are 2-8-1 against the number in their last 11 games overall and are 9-26-1 ATS in their last 36 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Mavericks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 4-1 against the number in their last five games as a home dog.


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