Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pickj-Odds-Prediction 2/3/14
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31) at Dallas Mavericks (27-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -9.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers head down to Dallas on Monday to face off against the Mavericks.
The Dallas Mavericks are currently in third place in their division, trailing the Spurs by 7.5 games at this point. The Mavs once again this season have one of the top offenses in the league, putting up an average of 104.2 points per game, ranking them seventh in the NBA. The Mavs are led offensively by Nowitzki, who is scoring a solid average of 21.8 per game. The Mavs have won two out of their last three games heading into Monday’s meeting with the Cavs, with their latest outing resulting in a win against the Kings in Dallas, 107-103.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling again this season, especially on the road where the Cavs are just 5-19 this season. The Cavs really are struggling in all aspects, except on the boards, where Cleveland is grabbing an average of 43.9 rebounds per game. Cleveland has dropped four straight games heading into Sunday’s meeting with the Mavs, with their latest loss coming on Saturday against the Rockets in Houston, falling 106-92.
The Cavs are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, and the Cavs are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an outright loss. The Cavs are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS loss.
The Mavs are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games on Monday nights, and the Mavs are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when facing a team with a losing record.
I’m taking the under here. With Dallas on the floor I expect there to be plenty of points, but I just don’t see the Cavs putting up much of a fight here, which should push this one under the bit aggressive total set by the odds makers.