Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 23-28. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 109.3 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 11-41. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.6 points per contest and give up 113.3, which is a point differential of -10.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-19-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-28-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-28-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
02/01/19 PG Trey Burke Acquired is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
01/31/19 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Luka Doncic averages 20.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Collin Sexton averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 102.6 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Cavaliers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Cavaliers surrender 113.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Mavericks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +5
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