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(5-7) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks (2-10)
Date: Saturday November 11
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers began a four game road trip in Houston with a loss and finish the Texas portion of their trip tonight in Dallas versus the 2-10 Dallas Mavericks.
Prior to the Houston loss Cleveland had made a habit of beating the top squads and losing to teams they should theoretically beat. Meanwhile the host Mavericks arrive at American Airlines fresh off their second win of the season having bested the Washington Wizards.
Last season, the teams split the season series, but the Cavaliers hold the edge all-time with a 38-33 win margin
This Kyrie Irving-less iteration of the Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t exactly prospered. In fact it’s hard to isolate what the Cav’s identity is after 12 games.
In the loss to Houston LeBron James tweaked his ankle but remained in the game. James is producing MVP type numbers 29.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 8.9 assists 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks.
Injuries continue to mount with Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose all out. Yet the issues with this Cavaliers squad seem more rooted in effort and attitude.
Continuing to allow teams to score 114.2 points per game, shoot 41,1% from deep and 48.3 from the field isn’t going to help their cause. But, the big question is whether Cleveland have the personal to be a solid defensive squad given their age.
Of note, the last team to win the title who weren’t in the top 10 defensively was the 2000-01 Lakers.
The Cavaliers continue to perform well on the offensive end boasting the third best rank in the Association, but rank dead last defensively.
The Mavericks appear headed for the lottery potentially as the worst team in the Association which is a sad statement for Dirk Nowitzki who has spent his entire career in a Dallas uniform.
Owner Mark Cuban stated last season his team would never throw in the towel and tank, but he may want to revisit that mindset in the last season it can occur.
Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. has provided the highs for Dallas fans and offers a solid piece to build the future core around. 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists. Dallas ranks 25 in offense and 26th on the defensive end of the court.
The lone bright spot for the Mavericks is they rank third in three point field goals attempted and made and their 37.0 efficiency ranks ninth. Seth Curry (leg) and Josh McRoberts (knee) are on the injured list with their return date unknown.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Cavaliers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Despite Cleveland’s propensity to lose against inferior competition, there is no way LeBron will allow his cohorts to treat this match lightly
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers -5.5
Cleveland will take advantage of a squad who neither excels on offense or defense to get back in the win column : 117 – 106.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 117 – Mavericks 106
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