The Utah Jazz will try to drive home a 2-0 series lead.
After the 99-93 road victory of the No. 5 seed Utah Jazz in Saturday’s opener of the first-round series, the No. 4 seed Dallas Mavericks fell to 8-10 this season when Luka Doncic is out of commission.
Going into Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs clash in Dallas, the Jazz could have a chance to make an 8-11 mark for the Mavericks without their three-time All-Star forward. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon, Doncic is once again unlikely to play as he recovers from a strained left calf.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Match 2 Odds
WynnBet has the Jazz as the 5.5-point favorite. The plus/minus is 205.5 points.
The Utah Jazz starting lineup tonight
Utah will likely field its standard starting five: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
The Jazz’s health record remains nearly unblemished. With the exception of reserve guard Trent Forrest, who is coming back from a sprained left midfoot, every member of Utah’s deep rotation looks completely healthy for Game 2.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Match 2 Prediction
Here has The J-Notes, we predicted a higher scoring affair in the first game than what ultimately happened. One explanation for the low point total was Utah sensation Donovan Mitchell’s icy first-half shot, not to mention the frequent masonry from several others.
The two teams combined to shoot 16 for 54 (29.6%) from beyond the arc for the game. Attribute many misfires to playoff jitters and beefed-up perimeter defense on both sides.
Now, it’s reasonable to assume that “Playoff Don” and the Jazz will build on their Game 1 escape by posting a point total that more accurately reflects the majority of their competition. Consider that Utah’s regular season games averaged a combined 221.2 points.
With that in mind, despite assuming Luka Doncic won’t be on the pitch, expect slightly higher scores in Game 2 than on Saturday. Also, it could be a more comfortable win in Utah as the Jazz capitalize on their clear advantage in star-quality sound plays.
Prediction: Jazz 109, Mavericks 95
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Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 2 TV Channel
Game 2 between the Jazz and the Mavericks will air on NBA TV at 6:30 p.m. MT Monday.
Next game of the Utah Jazz
Game 3 takes place in Salt Lake City and ends at 7:00 p.m. MT Thursday.
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