Cavaliers vs. Mavericks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats and Best Bets – Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A pair of the league’s best scorers take the court when Donovan Mitchell (fourth, 28.1 PPG) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (37-19) host Luka Doncic (first, 34.3 PPG) and the Dallas Mavericks (33-24) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET on BSOH. The Cavaliers are 5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is set at 233.5.

Cavaliers vs. Mavericks Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -185
  • Mavericks odds to win: +154
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-5)
  • Total: 233.5
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    Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: BSOH
  • Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Mavericks?

    Cavaliers and Mavericks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    The Cavaliers have a 6-10-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 5 points or more this season.

    In games they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Mavericks are 1-5 against the spread.

    The Cavaliers and the Mavericks combine to average 0.5 fewer points per game than the total of 233.5 set for this game.

    Cleveland and Dallas have seen its opponents average a combined 6.9 fewer points per game than the point total of 233.5 set for this matchup.

    The average total the Cavaliers have had set in games this year is 9.9 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

    The average total in Dallas’ games this year is 2.5 more points than the point total of 233.5 for this outing.

    Cleveland has gone 28-26-2 ATS this season.

    So far this season, the Mavericks have put together a 30-27-0 record against the spread.

    Cavaliers Stats & Insights

    The Cavaliers’ +296 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.2 points per game) is a result of scoring 114.4 points per game (16th in the NBA) while allowing 109.2 per outing (second in the league).

    The Cavaliers win the rebound battle by 2.7 boards on average. They record 44.8 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the league, while their opponents grab 42.1 per outing.

    Cleveland makes 1.1 more threes per game than the opposition, 13.2 (12th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.1.

    The Cavaliers score 117.2 points per 100 possessions (16th in the league), while giving up 111.8 points per 100 possessions (second in the NBA).

    The Cavaliers have scored at a higher rate in home games than on the road in the 2023-24 season (115.9 at home versus 112.9 on the road), and have also surrendered more points in home games than away from home (110.7 opponent points per home game versus 107.5 on the road).

    Mavericks Stats & Insights

    The Mavericks have a +66 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.2 points per game. They’re putting up 118.6 points per game, seventh in the league, and are giving up 117.4 per contest to rank 18th in the NBA.

    Dallas loses the rebound battle by 3.4 boards on average. It collects 42.1 rebounds per game, 24th in the league, while its opponents pull down 45.5.

    The Mavericks hit 15.1 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) at a 37.5% rate (ninth-best in NBA), compared to the 13.1 per game their opponents make, at a 36.5% rate.

    The Mavericks average 118.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (12th in league), and concede 117.7 points per 100 possessions (19th in NBA).

    Dallas is putting up more points at home (120.5 per game) than on the road (116.4).

    Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

    The active leader in points and assists for the Cavaliers this season is Mitchell, who scores 28.1 points and dishes out 6.2 assists per game.

    Jarrett Allen averages 15.9 points per game and adds 10.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Cavaliers.

    Mitchell makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Cavaliers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.3 per contest.

    Mitchell averages 1.9 steals per game, while Allen has 1.1 blocks per contest.

    Mavericks Key Players to Watch

    Doncic has shown out this season to lead active Mavericks players in points (34.3 per game), rebounds (8.8 per game), and assists (9.5 per game).

    Doncic cashes in on 3.9 treys per game.

    The Mavericks’ defensive effort gets a boost from Doncic’s 1.5 steals and Daniel Gafford’s 2.2 blocks per game.

    Cavaliers vs. Mavericks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Cavaliers (- 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (233.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 118 – Mavericks 112
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