Last Updated Mar 30, 2022, 8:43 PM

Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a compelling non-conference matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers. Coverage begins from Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Score Prediction

Mavericks 107, Cavaliers 102

Best Bets

Under 214.5 (-110) at BetMGM

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Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Predictions

After finishing 13th in the East with a record of 22-50 SU last year, Cleveland bounced back to a surprisingly strong start to this season, as the Cavaliers opened with an impressive 35-21 SU and 34-20-2 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 28 of those contests.

However, Cleveland has been incredibly inconsistent since the All-Star Break, considering the Cavs’ enter Wednesday riding a bumpy 7-12 SU and 6-12-1 ATS skid – while tallying just 108.4 OPPG and surrendering 112 DPPG across that window.

On the other hand, Dallas stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to this season, as the Mavericks kicked things off with a lackluster 16-18 SU and 13-21 ATS skid – with five of those SU losses coming matchups they were favored in.

Dallas has admirably ridden the coattail of its defense since that opening skid though, considering the Mavericks boast sturdy records of 30-11 SU and 26-15 ATS across their last 41 games – while allowing just 103.5 DPPG to their opponents during that timeframe.

I’ll take the under here, as the Mavericks are 11-4 SU and 8-6-1 ATS in their last 15 games, while scoring just 107.5 OPPG and surrendering 106.6 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a relatively low-scoring battle against a Cavs’ squad that’s averaging 108.7 across their latest 4-6 SU skid.

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southwest vs. Central
  • Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 46-29
  • ATS: 41-33-1
  • O/U: 25-49-1

After another disappointing first-round exit from last year’s playoffs, Dallas briefly kept that same ball rolling with another slow start to this season, as the Mavericks opened with a lackluster 16-18 and 13-21 ATS stretch – with ten of those losses coming by seven points or more.

However, Dallas has recently found success by leaning on defense, considering the Mavericks enter Wednesday riding an impressive 30-11 SU run – despite averaging just 107.9 OPPG across that window.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 42-33
  • ATS: 39-33-3
  • O/U: 32-42-1

After last year’s disappointing 22-50 SU showing, Cleveland barreled out to a surprisingly solid start to this season, as the Cavaliers kicked things off with an impressive 35-21 SU stretch – while leading the league in various defensive categories across that timeframe (102.4 DPPG, 1.032 DE).

The Cavs’ defense has been far less dominant since mid-February though, and their offense has seemingly failed to pick up the slack, considering Cleveland enters Wednesday riding a rocky 7-12 SU skid – while surrendering 112 DPPG across that window.

The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups against Cleveland. (AP)

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Head-to-Head

The Mavericks swept a two-game regular-season set against Cleveland last year, with the first matchup staying under the total at a score of 110-90 (U 217), while the second soared over with a score of 124-97 (O 218). However, the most recent meeting between these teams took place back in November of this season, which resulted in a low-scoring victory for the Cavaliers (U 211).

Key Players to Watch

  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (27.9 PPG, 9.1 REB, 8.5 AST)
  • DAL: Jalen Brunson - PG (16.2 PPG, 3.8 REB, 4.9 AST)
  • CLE: Darius Garland - PG (21.5 PPG, 3.4 REB, 8.6 AST)
  • CLE: Lauri Markkanen - PF (14.6 PPG, 5.6 REB, 1.4 AST)

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Conclusion

After snapping a three-game losing streak with a win over the Magic on Monday night (W, 107-101), the Cavaliers enter Wednesday’s contest as short home underdogs against the Mavericks at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse – marking the fifth time Cleveland has been an underdog across their last nine games.

I’ll take the under here, as the Cavs’ are 4-6 SU and 2-7-1 ATS in their last ten games, while scoring just 108.7 OPPG and allowing 111.9 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a competitive low-scoring battle against a Mavs’ squad that’s averaging 103.6 OPPG across their latest 6-4 SU run.

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups against Cleveland.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the last eight Cavs' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last six matchups between Dallas and Cleveland.
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