NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz – 17h30 04/18/2022: Important win for Dallas.
Failure in the first game in the Playoffs will probably make coach Jason Kidd regret his decision to use his staff. Luka Doncic will likely continue to be absent from Game 2 against Utah Jazz, thereby putting the Texas Wild Horses in a difficult position. This will be the last home match before moving on to the next 2 away trips, so this competition is very important for The Mavs.
The Dallas Mavericks finished in 4th place in the Western rankings, corresponding to Seed 4 when it came to the series of knockouts at the end of the season. After 4 victories, the Horses “failed” with a score of 93-99 in front of the Utah Band. The Utah Jazz is fifth in the West region and they’re not in good form with problems in the dressing room. Even Donovan Mitchell’s performance was questioned when in the 2 quarters of Game 1, this superstar could not score and only really exploded in the second half.
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Handicap
- Quarter 1: Utah Jazz
- Quarter 2: Dallas Mavericks
- Quarter 3: Utah Jazz
- Quarter 4: Dallas Mavericks
The two teams showed more balance after Game 1 of the first round of Play Offs, with a difference of only 6 points for the winning team. For this season, each team has 2 wins in 4 encounters. The Utah Band took the lead in the Playoffs series with a score of 1-0 even though that team had to play away in the first 2 matches. The determination from Jason Kidd in this rematch will be great, they must win to retain their hopes. If Luka Doncic continues to be absent with a sore knee, Brunson and Dinwiddie continue to be the trusted dribblers to bring the home team to victory. Both also performed well in Game 1 with 24 and 22 points respectively, contributing a total of 13 assists. On the other side, Mitchell will have to thank Bogdanovic for carrying him in the first half of the match. The return of Spider-Man in the second half made the difference and brought the final victory. It is impossible to ignore the role of Rudy Gobert, when he had 17 rebounds and 3 Blocks in this game. Game 2 will probably belong to Dallas, the difference in the strength of the two teams is not obvious and they can clear the 5-point handicap.
Game 1 of this pairing ended with a total score of 192 – the lowest in this season for both teams. It should be added that Jazz’s Mitchell didn’t have a good day with %FG at 1-7. If he returns to his usual leading role, Jazz will create an even more impressive score. This match can pass the Over 203.5 bet.
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: Dallas Mavericks 24 – 29 Utah Jazz
- Quarter 2: Dallas Mavericks 32 – 27 Utah Jazz
- Quarter 3: Dallas Mavericks 28- 31 Utah Jazz
- Quarter 4: Dallas Mavericks 31 – 22 Utah Jazz
- Halftime: Dallas Mavericks 56 – 56 Utah Jazz ( O )
- Fulltime: Dallas Mavericks 115 – 109 Utah Jazz ( O )
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz cluster table
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz lineup prediction
Dallas Mavericks: Finney-Smith, Powell, Dinwiddie, Brunson, Bullock.
Utah Jazz: Mitchell, Bogdanovic, O’Neale, Gobert, Conley.
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