Mavericks vs Jazz, Luka Doncic moves cautiously as series moves to Utah

Well, I was right to say that the Philly/Toronto game was close. And I was right that Toronto was throwing everything they had – I just didn’t appreciate that throwing “everything” meant throwing a bunch of bricks in overtime… and that still took a three-point nonsense from Joel Embiid to blow Raptors coverage…

Bitterness is my fuel.

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NBA Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 season so far: 208-232-7, – $793.94

(Yesterday: 0-1, -$11)

NBA Playoffs so far: 7-6, +$35.50

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Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. EST

The pick: Dallas +7.5 (-114), bet $22.80 to win $20

Luka Doncic, struggling with a strained calf, is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game. As far as I’m concerned, even without Doncic, the Mavericks have proven they can hang on to the Jazz. They really should have a 2-0 lead in this series; I wouldn’t say they soufflé Game 1 but they had a lead in the fourth – let’s say they let it slip away. Dallas is 7-2-1 ATS in its last ten games, 6-1 ATS against Utah. They won’t be afraid to step into the Utah arena, and even if Doncic doesn’t play, the gap seems too high to me. If Doncic plays? This series, already tight, becomes even more interesting.

Ada J. Kenney