Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA game information
CLE (10-10) DAL (10-8)
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Venue: American Airlines Center
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks Moneyline, Spread, Total and Odds
Moneyline (open): Cleveland Cavaliers (205) vs. Dallas Mavericks (-250)
Moneyline (current): Cleveland Cavaliers (205) versus Dallas Mavericks (-250)
Spread (open): Cleveland Cavaliers (5) vs. Dallas Mavericks (-5)
Distribution (current): Cleveland Cavaliers (6.5) versus Dallas Mavericks (-6.5)
Total game (open): 207
Total game (current): 210
Chances of winning in the NBA championship
Odds of winning NBA Championship: Cleveland Cavaliers (+24,000.))
NBA Championship odds: Dallas Mavericks (+3600.))
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks match predictions and tips
SG betting model probability of winning: Cleveland Cavaliers (41.24%) vs. Dallas Mavericks (58.76%)
SG betting model ML Star Rating: CLE -5 stars
SG betting model Spread Star Rating: CLE – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Overall Star Rating: OVER – 2.5 Stars
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks News and Clues
The Cavaliers (10NS in the Eastern Conference) welcomed Evan Mobley back to the line-up on Saturday, ending their five-game losing streak – a 105-92 win over Orlando Magic. Mobley, who missed the last four games with a sprained right elbow, has seen a formidable rookie campaign averaging 14.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.5 APG and 1.8 BPG. This Cavs team is clearly a different squad with the 20-year-old on the line-up, who set a surprising 9-6 record prior to Mobley’s injury. While Collin Sexton’s injury is a blow at the end of the season, the rookie’s presence along with the inspiring play of veteran guard Ricky Rubio should allow JB Bickerstaff’s group to stay competitive as the season progresses.
The Mavericks have only taken one win in their last five games, but have been three of them without Star Point Guard Luka Doncic. Despite their recent bouts, Dallas is still two games over .500 and ranks fourth in the Western Conference.
While both teams are in the lower half of the league on offense, Cleveland seems to have the edge on defense. The Cavs are fourth in terms of allowed points with just 102.9 PPG and ninth in defensive efficiency. Dallas sits 15NS and 19thNS in the respective categories. Jason Kidd’s group also tended to supply the production to opposing great men. The Mavericks allow centers to score an average of 26 points per contest, while Power Forwards averages close to 20 points. This bodes well for a Cavs team that enjoys playing big with Mobley and Jarrett Allen.
Cleveland also leads the way in their performance against the spreads, hitting an impressive 12-5-3 mark (6-2-1 on the street) while Dallas is an overwhelming 8-10 (3-5 at home). Roll with the Cavs tonight as a five star piece.