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ESPN Analysts Make Picks For Utah Jazz/Dallas Mavericks Series

Apr 12, 2022, 3:32 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz runs into pressure from Dorian Finney-Smith #10 and Davis Bertans #44 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of their game February 25, 2022 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – A group of ESPN NBA analysts and writers made their predictions for the winner of the upcoming first round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks.

The Jazz earned the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference and will be hosted by the No. 4 seed Mavericks to open the series.

Out of the 19 ESPN experts that participated in the prognostications, only seven picked Utah to advance to the second round of the postseason.

ESPN Playoff Predictions: First Round – Jazz vs. Mavericks

Kendra Andrews: Mavericks in 6

Jamal Collier: Mavericks in 6

Nick DePaula: Mavericks in 6

Nick Friedell: Mavericks in 7

Kirk Goldsberry: Jazz in 7

Israel Gutierrez: Mavericks in 6

Richard Jefferson: Jazz in 7

Tim Legler: Mavericks in 7

Andrew Lopez: Mavericks in 6

Tim MacMahon: Jazz in 6

Bobby Marks: Jazz in 6

Dave McMenamin: Mavericks in 6

Kendrick Perkins: Jazz in 7

Omar Raja: Jazz in 6

Jorge Sedano: Mavericks in 7

Ramona Shelburne: Mavericks in 7

André Snellings: Mavericks in 6

Marc J. Spears: Jazz in 6

Ohm Youngmisuk: Mavericks in 5

Game one of the series will take place on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on ESPN, AT&T SportsNet, and The Zone Sports Network.

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