Cavaliers vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/27/23

Dallas Mavericks (17-12) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (17-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Jazz and Bulls this week, while also losing to the Pelicans. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.7 points and 5.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Cavs will welcome the Bucks after this game.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off wins over the Spurs and Suns. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.5 points and 9.4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 23 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finding ways to win games lately, but you have to question how long it will last given their injury situation. Garland and Mobley are out, while Mitchell and LeVert are questionable. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a nice road win over the Suns, and I'm going to assume Luka Doncic will be good to go after dropping 50 points despite being on the injury list at the time of this writing. I just don't think the Cavs can keep this up given their injury situation. The line is reasonable. Give me the Mavs.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -4

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