Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 5/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-45) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (38-28) on Sunday.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Brooklyn Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 113-109 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the contest with a 44.9% field goal percentage (40 out of 89) and made 15 of 34 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks knocked down 18 of 26 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 51 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 dimes in the matchup while creating 13 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Concerning defending, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 43.2% from the floor on 41 out of 95 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 18 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Moreover, Brooklyn grabbed 51 boards (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 93.3% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 15 shots. They knocked down 13 of 37 shots from distance.
Luka Doncic is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 7 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 35:38 mins played and totaled 10 boards. Doncic ended up shooting 31.8% from the field and dished out 8 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He totaled 6 rebounds in his 37:07 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 8-of-16 (23 points). In all, Hardaway tallied 2 assists.
Dallas heads into this contest with a record of 38-28 for the campaign. The Mavericks are hitting 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (909 of 2,510) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They average 112.1 pts per game (17th in basketball) while going 47.0% from the floor. They cough up possession 12.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 43.5 boards per game and is sitting with 1,488 dimes so far this year, which ranks 27th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.6% on three-point shots and they are 9th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.0). The Mavericks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.0% (831 of 1,342) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,492 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 141-105 against the Portland Blazers. The Cavaliers snagged 30 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this matchup. They turned it over 8 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Blazers were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.2%. Concerning 3-point shots, Cleveland converted 13 out of 38 attempts (34.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers shot 37 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. The Cavaliers allowed the Blazers to convert 53 out of 92 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 57.6% for this contest. They shot 48.5% from distance by shooting 16 of 33 and finished the game at 19 of 25 from the charity stripe (76.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Cleveland permitted Portland to pull down 54 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Love ended up being important for the Cavaliers for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Love scored 18 points in his 25:52 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Cleveland was Collin Sexton. He ended up with 4 assists in 34:24 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 out of 15 from the floor. Sexton ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor while earning 15 points but didn't pull down a rebound.
Cleveland has a mark of 21-45 so far this season. Cleveland has 6,871 pts on the year (104.1 per game) and they average 42.5 boards per contest. The Cavaliers are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in basketball. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.5 times per contest. The Cavaliers are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.2. They have given up 25.3 assists and 43.7 boards per game, which ranks 17th and 14th in the NBA. The Cleveland defense concedes 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (822 of 2,140) and their opposition knocks down 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (29th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland
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