At 7:00 ET, the Dallas Mavericks (+152) will travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (-185). This non-conference matchup will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and can be seen on BSOH.

Cleveland (-4.5) is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Central Division. Dallas (+4.5) sits 8th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Southwest Division. The over/under line for this game is 233 points.

DALLAS MAVERICKS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Mavericks +4.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 163-134 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 18 threes.

Will the Mavericks Defense Show Up in Cleveland?

In games against Western Conference opponents, the Mavericks are 21-18 compared to 12-6 against the East. This season, their O/U record is 28-29.

Dallas is currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 33-24. On the road, they are 15-11, which is 14th in the West.

The Mavericks are 9-15 as the underdog this season and have gone 10-14 ATS as the underdog. On the road, they have an ATS record of 16-10.

In their last game against the Pacers, the teams combined for 244 points, which was well below the O/U line of 252. Dallas lost the game by a score of 133-111.

For the season, Dallas has gone 30-27 ATS and has covered the spread in their last four games on the road. Today, they are 4.5-point underdogs.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Dallas Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top three-point shooting teams. They are 2nd in three-point attempts per game (40.2) and 2nd in made threes per game (15.1). Overall, they are 10th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.9% of their games. They are 7th in the league in scoring at 118.6 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 116.4 points compared to 120.5 at home.

When it comes to their overall field goal percentage, the Mavericks are 13th in the NBA at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 9th in the league at 56%. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the NBA at 99.8 possessions per game.

On average, the Dallas defense is giving up 117.4 points per game (19th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In their previous game, the Mavericks’ defense struggled against the Pacers, giving up 133 points on a field goal percentage of 47%.

Can the Cavaliers Please their Home Crowd?

In Cleveland’s last game, they picked up a 114-105 win over the Wizards. The combined scoring in that game was 219 points, which was below the O/U line of 235.

Today, the Cavaliers are favored by 4.5 points. This season, they have been favored in 38 of their 56 games and have a record of 29-9 as the favorite. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last five games and have an ATS record of 28-26.

On the season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 25-30-1. Their games have averaged 223.6 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 233.

Cleveland’s win over the Wizards moved them to 37-19 on the season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, they are in 1st place.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Cavaliers are 25-13 compared to 12-6 in non-conference games. At home, they are 19-10 and 14-15 ATS, with an average scoring margin of +5.2 points per game.

At home this season, the Cavaliers are scoring 115.9 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 16th in the league in scoring at 114.4 points per game. So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.6% of their games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 12th in the league in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36%, which is 18th in the NBA.

In terms of pace, the Cavaliers are 22nd in the league at 97.6 possessions per game. So far, they have made 48% of their shots, which is 12th in the NBA.

Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 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.