The Utah Jazz have been busy establishing themselves as bona fide contenders lately. When this team has its core group available, it looks ready to compete with any NBA team.

As formidable as the Jazz (40-23) are lately, the Dallas Mavericks will not be outdone. the Mavericks (39-25) have won 10 of their last 12 contests.

This game has major implications for the playoffs. If the season ended today, these teams would meet in the first round as the 4th and 5th seeds. It could be a preview of the playoffs, but it also has significant implications for the standings from that point on.

Both teams will be motivated to come away with a W tonight. Mavericks star Luka Doncic is listed as likely. His availability will be a key factor in this contest.

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks odds tonight

According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are the 1.5 point favorites to win this contest and the -125 point favorites on the money line. The Jazz are +105 money line underdogs.

The over/under is currently set at 233.0 points.

Utah Jazz Injury Report

Nothing to see here. No one is on the Jazz injury report for this game.

Utah Jazz starting lineup

Quin Snyder will have the luxury of starting his regular band tonight. Look for Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert to be on the floor for the first tip.

Prediction Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks

Firstly, we assume that Luka Doncic will be available tonight. Without the benefit of clairvoyance, we can only take the word “probable” at face value.

This is a game every Utah Jazz fan should have circled on their calendar. After a series of relatively easy matchups, the Mavericks will test this team’s interference.

It’s also just an interesting basketball game. The Mavericks are a little light in the middle position. Dwight Powell and Maxi Kieber are solid players, but neither is equipped to deal with Rudy Gobert. The Jazz, on the other hand, lack the perimeter plugs needed to stop Doncic.

Gobert’s presence in the middle will dampen his effectiveness, but his ability to slice through the Jazz’s D perimeter could be problematic. We always choose Jazz. Matchups aside, they make for a deeper, more balanced group.

This one could go either way. We wouldn’t bet on it unless you have a serious appetite for risk.

Prediction: Jazz 115, Mavericks 110

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Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks TV Channel

Dallas fans can tune into BallySports SouthWest for this contest, while those in Salt Lake City should tune into AT&T SportsNet RockyMountain.

Utah Jazz schedule and next game

The Jazz will enjoy the day off before facing the Portland Trail Blazers on March 9.

After that, they will face the San Antonio Spurs on March 11 and the Sacramento Kings on March 12. They next have a date with the defending NBA champions, when they face the Milwaukee Bucks in March. 14th.