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Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6 -- Over/Under: 215
TV Channel
FSOH
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NBA | Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Kevin Love is averaging 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.9 points and 2.4 assists. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their last four road games.

The Dallas Mavericks also need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 107.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 21 points and 5.7 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 1.7 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last six home games.

The Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 overall. The over is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing nearly 50 percent shooting in their last five games and now go on the road where they're losing by an average of 11.8 points this season. The Dallas Mavericks haven't had a ton of success lately themselves during their seven-game losing streak, but they've been competitive and are still winning by an average of 2.4 points at home. The Mavericks are 21-12-1 ATS at home. It's tough to lay points with losing teams this time of year, but the Cavs are brutal on the road, while the Mavericks have played their best by far at home. So, Mavs or pass for me.

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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