Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date & Time: Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:30 AM IST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Prediction: Utah Jazz
Bookmaker: 1xbet

On Wednesday, The Utah Jazz will have the chance of topping the Western Conference standings when they host the struggling Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz will be aiming for their 10th consecutive win while the Mavericks will be hoping to snap their losing run.

The Mavericks have struggled to find consistency in the absence of several players due to the health and safety protocols, Because of Luka Doncic’s best efforts. Luckily for Rick Carlisle, the trio of Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell is expected to return over the Jazz. After missing a few weeks of the season, Kristaps Porzingis is finally getting up to speed. He is averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds across his last 5 games for the Mavericks. Third-year player Jalen Brunson is also making the most of his expanded role and managing 12.2 points on 52.3% shooting.

The Jazz displayed their mettle in the previous outing against the Knicks where they converted a 15-point deficit into a blowout win. Jordan Clarkson is the favorite for Sixth Man of the Year while Mike Conley is having a comeback year. Royce O’Neale is also impacting proceedings on both ends of the court for Utah Jazz and had a career-high 20 points over the Knicks. Mitchell is the go-to star for the team, because of suffering the occasional hiccups.

The Mavericks will be boosted by the return of three key players but they are most likely to be weak considering they spent roughly three weeks in quarantine. The Jazz, meanwhile, is putting their foot down on both defense and offense to dominate games. Expect Mitchell and the team to reign victorious in this match.

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