NBA Betting Previews: Dallas Favored To Take Series Lead Vs Utah

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks on the court during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center on February 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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Utah Jazz (51-35, 34-48-4 ATS) @ Dallas Mavericks (54-32, 49-36-1 ATS), 9:30 p.m. ET

Lines/News: Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite to take a 3-2 series lead. The O/U is 212.5.  Utah won Game 4, 100-99, on Saturday, in Utah. The Jazz is 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Mavs are 7-3 straight up over their last 10. The Jazz is 39-45-2 to the Over on the season and the Mavs 33-52-1. Dallas star Luka Doncic had 30 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in his return to the playoffs after suffering a calf strain. “Getting my wind back,” Doncic said. “A little bit tired now but it felt great to be back.”

Jazz Trends: The Jazz is 1-7 against the spread (ATS) against the Mavericks this season and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games.

Mavericks Trends: The Mavericks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games. The Over is 8-3 in the last 11 Dallas games.

Player Trends: Donovan Mitchell (O/U 28.5 points) scored 29+ points in 3 of his 4 (75%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 30.3). He’s scored 29+ points in 11 of his last 13 (84.6%) playoff games (avg. 32.2) and 16 of his 34 (47.06%) road games this season (avg. 27.1).

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith (O/U 11.5 points) has scored 12+ points in two of his four (50%) playoff games vs. Dallas (avg. 12.0). He’s scored 12+ points in one of his last five (20%) following a loss. (avg. 10.2).