Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Preview

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Preview

by Alma Bean

Featured Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP

The Utah Jazz (6-2) travel to face the Dallas Mavericks (3-3) on Wednesday. Both teams are coming off of wins in their previous matches looking to extend their winning streaks.

What to Look For

Dallas has a central focus around Luka Doncic. Doncic leads Dallas in points (36.7), rebounds (9.5), assists (8.7) and steals (1.7). What jumps out on the stat line is that Utah averages nearly 10 more assists per game than Dallas. Overall points per game is only a 0.3-point differential (117.5 to 117.8) which makes this game look like an early nail biter. Utah will potentially have some of their depth back on this road trip as Rudy Gay and Walker Kessler are no longer listed on the injury report. Both of Utah’s losses have come on the road, but have yet to lose when Lauri Markkanen leads in points and rebounds (5-0).

Injury Report

Dallas- Christain Wood: Probable (non-COVID illness), Frank Ntilikina: Out (ankle), Davis Bertans: Out (knee)

Utah- Simone Fontecchio: Out (health & safety protocol), Leandro Bolmaro: Out (health & safety protocol)

Where to Watch?

Tip-off between Dallas and Utah will be at 6:30 P.M. MT on AT&T SportsNet.

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