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Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena against the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers sport records of 2-6 and 4-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 5-5 and 3-7 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-2 for the Cavaliers and 6-4 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-94 victory for the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 23-rated squad against Dallas's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 5 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.6 per outing.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.4 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 103-83 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks were blown out by Indiana on Friday, losing by a 103-83 final at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in basketball betting action.
The Cavaliers were a 114-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Anderson Varejao chucked in 35 points for Cleveland on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 114-101 at Barclays Center.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Mavericks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas's last 18 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Dallas is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 18 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Dallas
Dallas home to Golden State, Monday, November 19
Cleveland at Philadelphia, Sunday, November 18