Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers odds, picks and predictions

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The Dallas Mavericks (47-29) head to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Wednesday to play the Cleveland Cavaliers (42-33) at 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Mavericks vs. Cavaliers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Dallas has won 4 of the last 5 games — 4-1 against the spread (ATS) — including back-to-back double-digit home victories versus the Utah Jazz Sunday and the Los Angeles Lakers on March 22.

Cleveland snapped a 3-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 107-101 at home Monday. But the Cavs failed to cover as 8-point favorites and are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games (2-3 overall).

The Cavs crushed the Mavs 114-96 in Dallas Nov. 29. But Cleveland was at full strength while Mavs All-Star PG Luka Doncic was still playing his way into shape and Dallas was still learning first-year coach Jason Kidd’s system.

  • Money line (ML): Mavericks -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Cavaliers +110 (bet $100 to win $110)
  • Against the spread: Mavericks -2.5 (-107) | Cavaliers +2.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under: 212.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Mavericks at Cavaliers key injuries

Mavericks

  • G Spencer Dinwiddle (knee) out

Cavaliers

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) out
  • PF Evan Mobley (ankle) out

Mavericks at Cavaliers odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Mavericks 113, Cavaliers 107

Money line

PASS with a heavy “lean” toward the Mavericks (-135) because I’d much rather need Dallas outright than have to sweat a cover.

My buy-price for the Mavs’ ML is -140, at which point I’d pass on Dallas’s spread. That said, the Mavs are 13-3 straight up (SU) as road favorites and the Cavs are 4-9 SU as home underdogs.

Author: Lucy Green