Doncic and Mitchell face off in Dallas-Utah game

Utah Jazz (40-23, fourth in Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (39-25, fifth in Western Conference)

Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -1.5; plus/minus is 216.5

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and Donovan Mitchell meet when Dallas hosts Utah. Doncic ranks sixth in the NBA with an average of 27.8 points per game and Mitchell ranks ninth in the league with an average of 25.8 points per game.

The Mavericks went 28-15 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is scoring 107.1 points and outscoring opponents by 3.4 points per game.

The Jazz are 26-13 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is fourth in the Western Conference with 113.8 points per game and shooting 47.3%.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Jazz won the last meeting 114-109 on February 26. Mitchell scored 33 points to help lead the Jazz to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is averaging 2.8 points per game for the Mavericks, scoring 27.8 points while shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc. Jalen Brunson is averaging 16.2 points and 5.3 assists in Dallas’ last 10 games.

Mitchell is averaging 25.8 points, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.4 points over Utah’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 8-2, averaged 111.8 points, 39.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 105.2 points per game.

Jazz: 8-2, averaged 114.4 points, 47.9 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents average 107.2 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Maxi Kleber: day to day (ankle), Jalen Brunson: day to day (foot), Theo Pinson: out (finger), Marquese Chriss: out (knee), Luka Doncic: day to day (toe).

Jazz: Mike Conley: absent (injury management).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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