The Cleveland Cavaliers host their final regular-season game with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Mavs will try to build on a two-game winning streak and overtake the Warriors in the Western Conference No. 3 seed. Meanwhile, the Cavs ended a three-game losing streak with a six-point victory over the Magic. The team will try to avoid the Play-In tournament and take the No. 3 Eastern Conference seed from the Raptors moving forward.
Nitrobetting gets you primed for the clash in this Mavericks vs. Cavaliers preview. The team shares essential game information on top of crucial stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which aim to help you find the best picks.
Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Game Information
- When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavs) / WMMS 100.7 FM (Cavs)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks (-4.5) / Cavaliers (+4.5)
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs average 106.7 points (25th) per game on 45.6% shooting (20th). Luka Doncic plays a huge role in the Mavs’ success, as he is averaging 27.9 points and 8.5 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie adds value to the lineup with 17.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Both play crucial roles in their efforts to secure home advantage in the playoffs. However, Tim Hardaway Jr. remains part of the injury report with foot issues. He is likely to be out until the second week of April.
Dallas is lethal from the short and mid-range, hitting 54.4% of their attempts from the area (sixth). They are also more consistent from the line and hit 76.6% of free throws (18th). The Mavs do enough offensively to keep up with the best teams out there.
Having an impermeable defense pays, and the Mavs do just that. They limit teams to 104.1 points (second) per game on 45.6% shooting (15th). The team does well to protect three balls and keeps teams to 33.8% shooting from downtown (third).
Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?
As a team, the Cavs have impressive defense statistics. They keep teams to 104.6 points (third) per game on 45.1% shooting (eighth). The Cavs are also relentless perimeter defenders, keeping opponents to 51.4% from the two-point range (fifth). In addition, Cleveland maintains a 34.8% opponent three-point shooting and is good for a 12th-best record in the league right now.
The Cavs started to ramp up their offense through youth players like Jarett Allen and Darius Garland. Cleveland averages 107.2 points (24th) per game on 46.7% shooting (tenth). Like the Mavs, the team has dependable two-point shooting stats and makes 54.1% of their shots from short and mid-range (eighth).
The Cavaliers shook the league with positive results in recent months. Although the team only won four of its last ten games, their playoff dreams remain alive with a 42-33 overall record. However, the Cavs will not have the services of Jarrett Allen this time. The big man is expected to be out until early April with a finger injury. Second-choice center Evan Mobley is also out of the picture with an ankle injury.
Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
- The Mavs are 6-4 in the last ten road games (6-4 ATS).
- The Mavs are 7-3 in the last ten games against the Cavs (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Mavs’ last five road games against the Cavs.
- The Cavs are 5-5 in the last ten games at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (3-7 ATS).
- The Cavs are 3-3 in the last six home games against the Mavs (2-4 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Cavs’ last five games against the Mavs.
Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Expert Betting Prediction
The Mavs are steady on the road, but the team is keen to recover from the three recent road losses against the Timberwolves, Hornets, and the Sixers. Nevertheless, the Dallas Mavericks look good after back-to-back blowout wins. This means they are fresh for this contest and enter the game as favorites to win.
On the other hand, we have a dented Cavs team. They have to fill the void left by Mobley and Allen. Otherwise, the Mavs are likely to exploit the crippled lineup of the hosts. Covering the spread should be doable for Cleveland. A win is not off the table as well. As long as the side sets the tempo early on, we look forward to a tight game between the two on Wednesday night.
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