Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 4 Prediction
The Mavericks have taken a 2-1 series lead against the Jazz despite not having their best player available for any of the three games. Will Utah respond with a win and a cover in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon or does Dallas remain the best bet?
513 Dallas Mavericks (+6) at 514 Utah Jazz (-6); o/u 213
4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Jason Kidd said on Friday that Dallas considers Luka Doncic (left calf strain) a game-time decision for Game 4 on Saturday, Marc Stein reported. Reports after Game 3 indicated that Luka would be a game-time decision for Game 4, and nothing changed after today’s practice. Hopefully we’ll get a more concrete update before the game, but Kidd is optimistic about him playing. Luka’s return would be huge for Dallas, as they hold a 2-1 lead over the Jazz without their superstar playing yet. Jalen Brunson has been incredible through three games, though his production will likely decrease with Luka’s inevitable return.
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Rudy Gobert scored 15 points without missing on Thursday, to go with seven rebounds and one block over 29 minutes in a Game 3 loss to the Mavericks. Gobert scored more points tonight than he did through the first two games of this series, and he finished a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor and 3-of-3 at the stripe. However, he didn’t quite impact the other areas of the boxscore like he normally does, and this was one of the worst rebounding performances of his postseason career. He’ll need to put it all together for Game 4 on Saturday for the Jazz to have a chance of bringing this series back to 2-2 before they head back to Dallas.
Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 4 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Mavericks have now covered in seven of their last eight meetings with the Jazz, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Jazz are 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 games overall, are just 1-3-1 against the number in their last five home games and are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +6