Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (2-12) at Cleveland Cavaliers (11-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday night in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks are desperate for a victory that would snap a seven-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 91.6 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 21.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while J.J. Barea is averaging 16.3 points and 5.4 assists. Jonathan Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is dishing 2.2 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for yet another victory to build on their solid 11-2 start to the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.7 points and 5.1 assists while LeBron James is averaging 23.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four straight home games.
The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland and 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
I know the Mavericks are downright garbage and have little offense to speak of. The Cavs are also cruising at the moment and have the offense to run the Mavs out of the gym. However, this is a lot of points to give up in an NBA game, especially coming off Thanksgiving where guys could be a bit sluggish. Give me the points, but there are better bets on the board.