O’Sullivan’s pick for Saturday’s NBA playoffs: Mavericks vs. Jazz

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Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-22 NBA season so far: 210-232-7, -$761.44

(Yesterday: 1-0, +$12.50)

NBA Playoffs so far: 9-6, +$68.00

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Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, 4:30 p.m. EST

The pick: Utah -5 (-112), bet $11.20 to win $10

I still think Dallas can win this series, but regardless, it looks like it’s been seven games. That means Utah must win tonight. The Mavericks have really put the Jazz out in all three games so far, and if they beat Utah again at home, this streak is over. I don’t think jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert will let their team pack and their defense against guard Maverick Jalen Brunson possesses be better than he was. And they’ll probably shoot better than 32.1 percent from the three-point line. Luka Doncic is still out for the Mavs, and while Dallas has by no means backed down from the challenge, Utah must have this game. (shrug) Some playoffs are just meant to go to seven.

Ada J. Kenney