Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 11 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 23-53. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.5 points per contest while giving up 105.0 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 46-30. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per contest and giving up 109.9, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-42-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-47-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-37-2 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/30/18 G Jose Juan Barea Personal is OUT Sunday vs Cleveland and probable Tuesday vs Portland
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/31/18 G Kyle Korver Foot is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
03/31/18 G George Hill Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 12.1 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.2 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Lebron James averages 27.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 9.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.54 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.74. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Cavaliers are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Cavaliers surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -11
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