Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 3 Prediction
With the Mavs-Jazz series shifting to Utah, will Dallas cover as a 7-point road dog or is there a better play on the board for Game 3 on Thursday night? This NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals matchup will tip off at 9:00 p.m. ET.
571 Dallas Mavericks (+7) at 572 Utah Jazz (-7); o/u 210.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 21, 2022
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA TV
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Luka Doncic (calf) is considered questionable for Thursday's matchup vs. the Jazz. Doncic missed the first two games of this series, but fortunately, the Mavericks were able to steal Game 2 behind a big performance from Jalen Brunson. With the series tied, Doncic doesn't need to rush back for Game 3, but for now, he is making progress to return Thursday night. Check back with us for an update on his status in the next 24 hours.
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Donovan Mitchell totaled 34 points on 13-of-30 shooting and added five assists, two rebounds and two triples in Monday’s 110-104 loss to Dallas. Spida led Utah in scoring for the second straight game after going for 32/6/6 in Game 1. Unfortunately, it’s taken him heavy shot volume to put up those 30-burgers. Through the first two games of this series, he’s posted 66 points on 23-of-59 shooting. Both contests have been decided by just six points, and it’s clear that this is going to be a dog fight. Mitchell will need to be even better if the Jazz hope to advance to the Western Conference Semis, especially with Luka Doncic’s return on the horizon.
Mavericks vs. Jazz Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Mavericks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Jazz, who are just 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. Utah is also 6-18-3 against the number in its last 27 games coming off an ATS loss, is 3-7-1 against the spread in its last 11 games as a favorite and 23-47-4 ATS in its last 74 games following a loss. The Mavs, meanwhile, are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games as an underdog.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +7