Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA. Revenge is on the mind of the Dallas Mavericks players ahead of tonight’s game as they try to avenge an 18-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers from earlier this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 30.03.2022 at 7 PM
- Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
The injury to Jarrett Allen has completely ruined all the good things the Cleveland Cavaliers did earlier in the season. They’ve now dropped to the 7th seed in the standings after spending most of the season in the top 4. Facing the Brooklyn Nets in the play-in tournament won’t be ideal, but at least as things stand they currently have home-court advantage in that potential meeting. They are 2.5 games ahead of the Nets and with 7 games remaining they must continue winning and at least salvage something out of this situation.
This team has failed to cover the spread in 5 games in a row, at home they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and against the Mavericks in head-to-head meetings at home they’ve covered just 2 times in 9 games. They’ll have to do without their rookie sensation Evan Mobley as he has also been ruled out with an ankle injury here.
Dallas is coming off an important home win over the LA Lakers last night as they beat them 128-110 in a game that was pretty much over by halftime. Luka Doncic had another spectacular performance with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in just 30 minutes of play, while 3 other starters scored in double figures led by Reggie Bullock who had 17 points. As a team, the Mavs were also very efficient from the floor connecting on 51.7% of their shots and also draining 20 threes in the process.
That loss to Cleveland earlier in this season was an odd one, they are 6-1 SU in the last 7 meetings against the Cavs and have covered in 4 of the last 5 meetings. With the injury to Mobley, they are looking really good ahead of tonight’s game.
I fancy Dallas here, they’ve been really solid lately and look to further improve their chances of finishing 4th in the Western Conference. They are 2 games ahead of the Jazz who are in 5th and just 1 game back of 3rd placed Golden State, so the 3rd seed isn’t out of the question either. Give me Luka and co. to win big on the road.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
Defence is what got both the Mavericks to the 4th seed in the West and the Cavaliers to the 7th seed in the East this season. Cleveland is one of the most reliable teams when it comes to betting on the under in home games – their record currently stands at 13-24-1 in games played at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Dallas has also gone under more times than not in road games with their record being 16-20-1. Overall on the season, they’ve gone under the total in 48 of 76 games which is one of the top marks in the entire NBA.
Against Eastern Conference teams they’ve gone under in 16 of 20 and with 2 of the 3 most recent meetings with the Cavaliers averaging just 210.3 points per game I think we are in a good spot here to bet the under. In a game in which we have the 26th and 30th ranked teams in terms of the pace of play, I think going under the total is almost a guarantee.