The Dallas Mavericks (2-10) will be 5.5-point underdogs at home in American Airlines Center when they challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-7). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 219.5 points and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Ohio at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Mavericks defeated the Washington Wizards, 113-99, while the Cavaliers were beaten by the Houston Rockets, 117-113.
Dallas dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.4 (above their season average of 19.0) and a turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 13.8). For those same stats, Washington was 6.7 and 14.4, respectively. Cleveland, meanwhile, was lights out from beyond the arc (12-27; 44.4 percent). Dallas’ Harrison Barnes had a good outing, contributing 31 points and nine rebounds. Cleveland received a boost from LeBron James, who contributed 33 points and seven assists.
The productive offense of Cleveland (fourth in the league with an offensive efficiency of 109.3) will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Dallas (28th in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 109.8). The Cavaliers should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Of the Cavaliers’ 12 games, eight have finished over the O/U total. Cleveland holds records of 5-7 straight up (SU) and 3-8-1 against the spread (ATS).
Games including the Mavericks have no tendency in regards to the total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Additionally, Dallas is 2-10 SU and 3-9 ATS.
James has been outstanding as of late for Cleveland, averaging 32.4 points, 9.4 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals over the last five games.
This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the most recent game, the Mavericks won 104-97. The Mavericks’ 8.7 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Cavaliers, who had a rate of 16.8. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Cavaliers, ATS Winner – Mavericks, O/U – Over
Dallas ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (32.4) while Cleveland ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (33.1).
The Cavaliers rank sixth in points off turnovers per game (19.7) while the Mavericks rank 13th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.0).
Cleveland ranks 21st in blocks per game (4.1) while Dallas ranks 27th (3.6).
The Cavaliers rank 10th in points in the paint per game (46.0) while the Mavericks rank last (34.5).
The Mavericks rank 24th in rebounds per game (41.0) while the Cavaliers rank 25th (40.8).
Dallas ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (23.0) while Cleveland ranks 27th (26.6).
Dallas is 2-3 when they allow below 100 points, while Cleveland is 2-0.
In games where they score over 100 points, the Mavericks are 2-3 and the Cavaliers are 5-5.
Dallas is 1-5 ATS at home, while Cleveland is 3-2 ATS on the road.
The Cavaliers have 4 overs and 1 under in 5 road games.
The Mavericks have 3 overs, 2 unders and 1 push in 6 home games.
The Cavaliers are 2-2-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Mavericks are 1-4.
In their last five games, Cleveland has 5 overs, while Dallas has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 117.8 points per game (7.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.8 points per game (5.6 above their season average).
The Mavericks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 7.9 for the season.
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