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Cavs are a Brutal Play vs Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki LeBron James

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers hitting a wall? Fresh off a four-game road swing that ended with an underwhelming 94-85 loss to the Utah Jazz, the wine and gold will be looking to get back to their winning ways when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Mavs have historically had Cleveland’s number when it comes to cashing spread tickets, going 6-1 ATS in their previous seven versus LeBron James and company.

Shark Bites
  • The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games on the road.
  • The Cavaliers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after a loss.
  • The Mavericks are 1-5 SU in their last six games after winning as an underdog.

If the Cavs are going to have a better performance tonight, they’ll need to correct their issues from beyond the arc. Cleveland took 42 three-pointers in that loss to the Jazz but connected on only three of them. The Jazz have been one of the better teams in the Association at defending the three ball, limiting opponents to 23.9 points per game from outside.

Totals bettors will be interested to know the OVER is trending ahead of this one. The OVER is 11-4 in the Mavericks’ last 15, while the Cavaliers are 3-0 O/U in their past three when facing a closing total of 208.5 or more. The total opened at 208.5 at most sportsbooks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Dallas Mavericks listed as 10-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 207 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 112-99 result in favor of the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland battles the Dallas Mavericks, currently with a 34-33 mark (34-31-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 32-34 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 33-33-1 for the Dallas Mavericks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Dallas injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 18-rated Mavericks in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 9-ranked offense averaging 103.62 PPG, against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 14 at 102.76 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 45.82% so far, more than the Dallas Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and chipped in with 23 rebounds for Dallas on Monday, leading the Mavericks to a 107-96 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland got 23 points and 23 rebounds from LeBron James in a losing cause in a 94-85 loss to Utah on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Golden State, Friday, March 18th
Cleveland at Orlando, Friday, March 18th

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