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Mavericks visit Cavaliers in hoops battle

Dallas MavericksCleveland Cavaliers
Feb 4, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

14-10TEAM RECORD8-13

The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Mavericks pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

Cleveland will face the 14-10 Mavericks, who own a 14-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 12-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 9-15 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 25-rated Cavaliers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-90 win for the Mavericks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 9 in the league with 43 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 10 with 6.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 98-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 30 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 98-87 loss at the hands of Dallas on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 102-94 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got 20 points from Alonzo Gee, but it was Orlando that prevailed in a 102-94 final on Friday at Amway Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mavericks at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas's last 17 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Dallas's last 21 games
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 17 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
Cleveland is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Denver, Wednesday, February 8
Cleveland at Miami, Tuesday, February 7