Dallas – Utah
It’s Friday night and the NBA games are running in full blast.
Two teams with seven straight wins, will be a great game between Dallas and Utah.
THe spread was originally -3,5 and went to -4 with Jazz as a favorite.
The Mavericks have won their last seven by an average of 8.7 points. The Jazz have had an even more comfortable time, winning by an average of 14.2 points after stretching their streak to seven with a 110-88 victory over Indiana on Wednesday.
Utah has shot 49.8 percent, averaged 26.9 assists and held opponents to 90.4 points per game during the streak, its longest since a nine-game run Jan. 20-Feb. 9. Utah’s streak has come against opponents that are a combined 57-68, while the Mavericks’ victims are a combined five games above .500
Rebounding is a major reason for the Mavericks’ struggles in Salt Lake City. The Jazz have pulled down 6.8 more boards per game during the five-game streak, including a 31-rebound edge in Dallas’ two most recent visits.
Perhaps new addition Tyson Chandler can help the Mavericks change that. Chandler has averaged 12.8 points and 13.8 boards in his last five games while fueling his team’s impressive defensive transformation.
The Jazz have averaged 47.2 points in the lane during their home streak against the Mavericks, many of which have come thanks to open looks provided by Deron Williams. Utah’s point guard has averaged 14.4 assists in the five wins.
The Mavericks are 0-7 in Utah when Nowitzki scores fewer than 29.
Jazz and Mavs are entertaining teams and I can’t see either of these two playing dull or playing slow ball. Other thing here is that both are quality sides and I can’t see a blow-out win for either, so there’s always a chance to pick up some pts in the final seconds using fouling tactics.
So, tonight’s NBA free tip is :
Total Points OVER 192 for Game @ 1.901 only at Pinnacle
Enjoy the game !