Mavericks at Cavaliers 2/2/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 4:39 AM ET

Mavericks at Cavaliers 2/2/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Dallas Mavericks look to bounce back from a loss on Saturday when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Mavericks were defeated on Thursday night by the Detroit Pistons 93-89. But more importantly for the future, the Mavericks acquired Kristaps Porzingis, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee from the New York Knicks for Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr. and two future picks in the first round.

The Cleveland Cavalier look to win a third straight game after defeating the Washington Wizards 116-113 on Tuesday. The Cavaliers were led by Jordan Clarkson with 28 points, while Cedi Osman scored 26. Even with two straight wins, the Cavaliers are just 11-41 and 26 ½ games out of first place in the Central division. Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring with an average of 20.4 points per game. The leading rebounder is Doncic with an average of 6.9 per game, while J.J. Barea leads the team in assists with an average of 5.6 per game. Dallas is shooting 44.9% from the field and 34.5% from three-point territory.

Jordan Clarkson leads the Cavaliers in scoring with an average of 16.8 points per game. Larry Nance Jr. is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.5 rebounds per game and in assists with an average of 3.0 per game. As a team, Cleveland is shooting 44.4% from the field and 35.7% from 3-point territory.

Dallas is playing very well and has added to its roster with Thursday’s blockbuster trade with New York. The Mavericks have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 played on the road and 5 of the last 6 overall. The new players are likely to see action on Saturday for Dallas and what better team to face to learn a new system than the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win and cover ATS 114-100.

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