1-0 Sunday, 92-86-1 overall.
Jazz (-1.5) @ Mavericks (218.5)
Pick: Mavericks +1.5
Take a look at Bojan Bogdanovic’s game-winning shot for Utah yesterday against Houston if you haven’t seen it already. It may be the shot of the year in the NBA given the circumstances. However, with the Jazz on the tail end of a back-to-back off that kind of emotional victory on the road, they make for a good fade to start the week. Luka Doncic won’t play tonight for Dallas which probably makes this a harder bet to place, but sometimes the hardest bets to make are the best ones. As we’ve discussed throughout the season in certain spots our plays are against one team rather than on its opponent. That’s what tonight is. We’re banking on the Jazz being a little fat and happy off last night’s thrilling victory. In the NBA regular season, that’s enough to expect a clunker sometimes. We wouldn’t be surprised if Dallas won by double digits tonight so we’ll certainly take the Mavs plus the point and a hook.