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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks – Jan 30, 2017

Bet the total in the NBA game between the Cavs and Mavs on Monday, Jan 30, 2017!

The 1st place Cleveland Cavaliers will fly into Dallas to take on the Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. These two teams have played each other 10 times over the past 5 years with each splitting the games 5-5 SU, while Dallas has been the more profitable of the two ATS winning 7 out of 10.

These two played each other this year back on November 25, 2016 with the Cavaliers coming away with the home win 128-90. In that game, Cleveland shot 50.6% FG and pulled down 8 more boards than the Mavericks 47/39.

Cleveland Need To Right The Ship!

The defending champs are 31-14 SU and 18-25-2 ATS this year. In this series, Cleveland has won the last 4 straight up. The Cavaliers are coming off a 3 game home stretch where they won games against Oklahoma City and Brooklyn and lost to Sacramento. Over their last 5 games, they lost 3 games SU and lost 4 ATS. They have failed to cover the line ATS in 7 of their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers need to get back on track and find a way to get back to their winning ways if they want to hold on to the #1 spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston and Toronto are only 3.5 games back.

The Cavaliers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday by score of 107-91. The Cavaliers had three players hit double doubles in the game. Kyrie Irving put up 29 points and 10 assists, while Lebron James racked up 25 points and 14 rebounds. Tristan Thompson scored 19 points and pulled down 12 boards. PF Kevin Love left Sunday’s game with lower back spasms and did not return. Follow his status prior to wagering on Monday.

Dallas Get Dirk Nowitzki Back In Lineup

The Mavericks are 16-30 SU and 23-23 ATS. They have been fairly friendly to bettors recently winning 6 of 8 ATS. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games overall. The Mavericks have the 4th best defense in the NBA, only allowing their opponents to score 100.1 points per game.

The past 3 out of 4 times this series was played in Dallas, the game went over the posted total. The past 6 games the Mavericks played on Monday, the game went over the posted total 5 out of the 6 times! Dirk Nowizki is back in the lineup for the Mavericks.

Cavalier Defense Is Lacking

The Cavaliers are allowing teams to score 108.8 points per game in the month of January. Since January 1, they have progressively gotten worse and struggling with stopping teams from scoring!

  • Over their last 15 games, teams are scoring 110.1 points per game.
  • Over their last 10 games, teams are scoring 116 points per game.
  • Over their past 5 games, teams are scoring 112.3 points per game.

I think the Mavericks will score points in this one but I also think the Cavaliers can press the pace and score at a high pace with them. I look for a lot of points here on Monday night. My play for this game will be a 1 Unit Play on Cavaliers vs. Mavericks OVER the total!