The DALLAS and the UTAH will both be gunning for a victory on 11/7/2018 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
DALLAS MAVERICKS vs UTAH JAZZ
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: 9:05 PM
PREDICTION: UTAH , DALLAS
Oddsmakers currently have the UTAH listed as 9.5 point favorites versus the DALLAS, while the game’s total is sitting at 205.5.
Star guard Donovan Mitchell is expected to be back in the lineup when the Utah Jazz host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Jazz listed Mitchell as probable for the contest after he missed Monday’s loss to Toronto due to a sprained left ankle.
Utah has dropped four straight games and also stands 0-4 at home after falling 124-111 to a Toronto team playing without star forward Kawhi Leonard. “We’ve shown patches where we can be really good and be the team we know we can be,” forward Joe Ingles told reporters, “but we’ve shown a lot more of the other side of it, to this point.” Dallas halted its six-game losing streak by building a 21-point halftime lead en route to notching a 119-100 home win over Washington on Tuesday. The Mavericks are 0-5 on the road this season after posting a miserable 9-32 record last campaign.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, FS Southwest (Dallas), AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain (Utah)
ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (3-7): Forward Luka Doncic is living up to his billing as an impact rookie as the third overall draft pick scored 23 points against Washington for his fifth 20-point performance of the campaign. The 19-year-old Doncic, who is averaging 19.8 points, has recorded as least 14 in every game and said he can feel the trust building with his teammates. “It’s always hard when you first have new teammates,” Doncic said in a postgame television interview. “Everything is hard to build the chemistry. But as the games go, everything gets better.”
ABOUT THE JAZZ (4-6): Utah is looking nothing like the team that won 48 games last season, and players are searching for answers as to why the intensity is lacking. “Teams come here with the mindset of attacking us. You can feel it,” standout center Rudy Gobert told reporters. “We’re not the Utah Jazz of last year in their head, and they come in here trying to be aggressive, so it’s on us to get past that and be aggressive.” Gobert had his way against the Mavericks on Oct. 28, when he registered 23 points and 16 rebounds as the Jazz recorded a 113-104 victory.
1. The Jazz have won each of the last four meetings and seven of the last eight.
2. Dallas C DeAndre Jordan collected 12 rebounds on Tuesday and has been in double digits in all 10 games.
3. Utah PG Ricky Rubio is 4-of-20 shooting over the last two contests.
PREDICTION: Jazz 107, Mavericks 98