[9:10 PM] Mavericks @ Jazz

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Mavericks (0-3)

@ Utah Jazz (1-2)


Current odds:

Dallas Mavericks: (+145)

Utah Jazz: (-165)


ESPN simulations have Dallas as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Utah to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Utah by 3.5 points.

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a disappointing 0-3 start and look to record their first victory when they visit the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Dallas is hoping to have power forward Dirk Nowitzki back in the lineup after missing back-to-back games due to illness and Achilles’ tendon issues.

Tensions are high due to the winless start as Dallas understands digging a hole in the Western Conference can come back to bite a team. Matthews scored 25 points in Sunday’s loss but is shooting just 29.1 percent from the field and is bothered by foot soreness.

Utah’s offense received a big blow Tuesday when backup guard Alec Burks underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. Burks will be sidelined indefinitely and the absence comes after he played in just 31 games last season due to a broken fibula. The Jazz still are operating without leading scorer Gordon Hayward as the small forward is recovering from a broken finger, so players such as Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson are going to be counted on to carry more of the scoring load.

The Mavericks have won 10 of the past 12 meetings.

Utah F Boris Diaw (leg) sat out Tuesday and it isn’t yet known if he will play against the Mavericks.

Dallas G J.J. Barea (knee) is questionable after averaging 16.7 points over the first three games.

StreakSmarts Pick: Utah Jazz

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick