Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. The Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to win their 2nd straight game as they travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Mavericks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been a tough stretch of games for the Cleveland Cavaliers who have been hit hard by the injury bug. After losing 5 games in a row, they were finally able to get the monkey off their back and beat the Orlando Magic 105-92 over the weekend. This team is without their leading scorer Collin Sexton, however they did get back their promising rookie Evan Mobley who had 13 points in the win over the Magic. It was the first time in 4 games they were able to hold their opponents to under 100 points, but the jury is still out on that as they did face one of the worst offensive scoring teams in the NBA right now. Nevertheless, the Cavaliers have made quite a few bettors happy with the way they are playing this season. They’ve covered the spread in 11 of their last 13 games and on the road they are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5. They do struggle a bit playing at Dallas, having won just once in the 5 attempts.
Dallas also knows how it feels like when your leading scorer goes out, but unlike the Cavs they got theirs back and he’s playing at a high level. Luka Doncic had 33 points and 10 assists, however the Mavs fell at home 120-114 against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. It was only the 2nd home defeat for the Mavs who have 6 wins in 8 outings in their own building. Kristaps Porzingis is still playing at a high level, but I’m curious to see how he handles this Cavaliers defense tonight. Dallas has covered in 5 of their last 7 games, however at home they are just 3-9 ATS in their lats 12 outings.
The Mavs form vs Eastern Conference teams is worrying, they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 such games. They do have 7 wins in 10 vs the Cavs and have outscored them by almost 8 points during that stretch. I think this is a perfect bounce back opportunity for Luka and co., expect them to win big here. Back the Mavs to cover.
Dallas Mavericks – Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions & Odds
Dallas -5.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
An average of 217.2 points per game have been scored between these two teams in the last 10 meetings with the over landing on 6 occasions. The 3 most recent games have gone 2-1 on the O/U with Dallas averaging 125.6 points per game in those meetings. Pace-wise the Mavs rank 27th win an average of 97 possessions per game, while the Cavs are slightly faster with 97.8 per game. Cleveland does like to slow things down quite a bit, but the total has been set at a very modest 207 points here. I think with the firepower the Mavericks have, it’ll be hard to cope for this Cavs defense. In their last 3 games Dallas is averaging 107 points per game, they should score enough in this one to push us over the total.
Over 207 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365