Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Mavericks Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday January 12 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (26-9) vs. Dallas Mavericks (22-16)
Date: Tuesday January 12th
Time:8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -250
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -6
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki are the stars of their respective teams, but they have fared very differently in this series, which resumes Tuesday when the Dallas Mavericks host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the American Airlines Center.
James has enjoyed plenty of regular season success against the Mavericks, while Nowitzki has struggled to put forth his superstar form when facing off with the Cavaliers. Now the Cavaliers come to town with wins in three of their first six games on their current road trip.
LeBron equalled a season high with 37 points in a 95-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. He hit on 15 of his 22 attempts from the field, adding nine assists and seven rebounds to help the Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory and 13th in 15 games.
James shot 38 percent from the field and averaged 18.8 points per game in four games near the end of the month of December, but has since averaged 27.8 points on 57.8 percent shooting in six games. The Cavaliers went 6-0 in those six games.
Nowitzki is averaging 24.5 points per game and 8.0 rebounds over his last two games after sitting out Wednesday’s contest against the New Orleans Pelicans following a 43-minute effort on Tuesday. He’s hit on 12 of 29 attempts from beyond the arc in his last three games.
The Mavericks have won eight of the last 10 meetings between these teams. In the last meeting back in March, Nowitzki hit on just 3 of 10 shot attempts from the field for 13 points, while LeBron had 27 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The under is 8-3 in the Cavaliers’ last 11 games overall.
- The under is 4-1 in the Cavaliers’ last five games against Western Conference opponents.
- The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these teams.
- The under is 10-3 in the Mavericks’ last 13 home games.
- The under is 7-1 in the Mavericks’ last eight games overall.
Free NBA Prediction:
James has averaged 35.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.8 assists in his last four games against the Dallas Mavericks, putting up 30 or more points in nine of 23 regular season meetings between the teams.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 198.5
On the flip side, Nowitzki averages better than 20 points per game against every NBA team except for the Cavaliers.
He’s averaging 19.7 points per game on 43.4 percent shooting in 28 career regular season matchups between the teams, including 16.2 points on 44.0 percent shooting in the last five matchups.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cavaliers 96 – Mavericks 93
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