NBA: Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks
- Title : NBA: Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks
Utah has lost four of its last five games but nearly came away with a victory on Saturday, falling to Denver in double overtime. The Mavericks have won only two of their last five contests, with both victories coming in overtime. The Jazz prevailed in the first two meetings between these teams this season.
Bogdanovich out, Doncic leads Mavs to cover the spread
The Dallas Mavericks take on the Utah Jazz as the last week of the NBA regular season commences. The Jazz are in fifth place in the Western Conference, tied with Oklahoma City, and one game behind the fourth-place Houston Rockets. The Mavericks are right behind Utah in 7 place, two games behind the Jazz. Both teams are coming off thrilling overtime games on Saturday, with Dallas defeating the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 136-132 in single overtime, and Utah losing a 134-132, double-overtime game.
Doncic recorded his NBA-leading 17th triple-double of the season on Saturday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to the overtime victory, scoring 36 points, with 19 assists and 14 rebounds. All three totals were game-highs. Doncic is having one of the best seasons of any player in the NBA this season.
The Utah Jazz had as much as an 18 point lead on Saturday over the Denver Nuggets, only to see Denver chip away at the lead to force overtime, and then send the game into a second overtime with a buzzer-beater in the first overtime period. Jazz are now 5-11 on theire last 16 games overall.
Doncic is the best player playing in this game. Jazz have won only 2 of their last 6 game so far since the restart without Bogdanovich.
Prediction: Dallas cover the spread on +6,5