Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 2/27/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (33-24) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (37-19) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on BSOH. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Mavericks vs Cavaliers

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The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Dallas’ most recently played the Pacers and lost with a final score of 133-111. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Mavericks lost vs. the spread as -2 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 244 points was below the over/under line of 252.

In their last ten games, the Mavericks are 7-3 and have an overall record of 33-24 as they prepare to take on the Cavaliers. When playing on the road this season, the Mavericks are 15-11 compared to 18-13 at home.

Dallas comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-27 so far this season. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 16-10 compared to a 14-17 record vs. the spread at home.

The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers’ most recent matchup against the Wizards saw Jarrett Allen lead the Cavaliers with 22 points while shooting 11/18 from the field. Evan Mobley also contributed 21 points as the Cavaliers won by a score of 114-105 vs. the Wizards.

As they prepare to take on the Mavericks, the Cavaliers are hoping to add to their above .500 record of 37-19. In their 56 games, the Cavaliers have gone 25-13 against Eastern Conference opponents and 12-6 in non-conference games.

In terms of the spread, Cleveland currently holds an ATS record of 28-26, which is above .500. Cleveland has gone 19-18 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-8 when playing as underdogs.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Today, the Mavericks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.6 points per game (7th).

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are one of the NBA’s most potent offenses, averaging 118.6 points per game, which is 7th in the league. However, they have been slightly better at home (120.5 PPG) compared to on the road (116.4 PPG).

Heading into the game, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.9% of their games. They are also one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, ranking 2nd in both three-point makes (15.1) and attempts (40.2) per game.

Overall, the Mavericks have a field goal percentage of 47%, which is 13th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.4 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game against the Mavericks, the Cavaliers are 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually outscored their season average at home, where they are averaging 115.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have made 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 12th in the league. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd in the NBA at 97.6 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Cavaliers are 12th in the league at 48%. They are also 11th in true shooting percentage.

Mavericks Team Defense

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 117.4 points per game. The Dallas defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Dallas.

Cavaliers Team Defense

At this time, the Cavaliers’ defense is positioned 2nd in the NBA, permitting 109.2 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 12.7 per game, which is 14th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Cavaliers

In today’s game, we anticipate Luka Doncic leading the scoring for the Mavericks, contributing 33 points while shooting 11/23 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 34.3 points per game, along with 8.8 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.2% and is averaging 28.1 points per contest.

Mavericks vs Cavaliers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 114 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Mavericks vs Cavaliers Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Mavericks on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 233 and our model has the Mavericks and Cavaliers finishing with a combined 297 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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