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Play Time: 10/06/2021 20:30
The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the American Airlines Center.
Dallas Mavericks finished the regular season in 2020-21 at 42-30 and was fifth in the Western Conference. The Dallas Mavericks is 5-3 ATS in its last 8. During the offseason Dallas added Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, Moses Brown and Frank Ntilikina. The most notable departures for Dallas were JJ Redick and Josh Richardson. Jason Kidd will begin his first season as the Dallas head coach on Wednesday.
Utah Jazz have lost five of their last eight preseason games. They opened its preseason with a 111-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. The Utah Jazz are averaging 85 points on 31.7 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.5 percent shooting. The Utah Jazz are shooting 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
Dallas is expected to finish in the top five in the Western Conference. Utah lost its preseason opener to San Antonio and several of the Jazz regulars did not play and are not expected to play on Wednesday. Therefore, expect Dallas Mavericks will be the winner.
NBA Free Pick: Dallas Mavericks -5