Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/9/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/9/2021 – The Dallas Mavericks have made a good run in the past few games and they have a chance to solidify their playoff position. They will be battling the NBA lottery bound Cleveland Cavaliers this coming Sunday, May 9. The game will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio and the tip-off starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports Ohio and Bally Sports SW-DAL will be tasked to broadcast the game on television and the same feed can be seen through an NBA League Pass subscription for the online live stream. The Dallas Mavericks are expected in NBA spreads to win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/9/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/9/2021 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Dallas Mavericks are coming in this matchup on a three-game winning streak and that set them to be the fifth-best team in the NBA Western Conference playoff standings. They had the Cleveland Cavaliers during their last game in their home court and won by 20 points, 110-90. This is going to be the second time they will face in three days but the game will be in Ohio this time around. Luka Doncic had his usual numbers doing 24 points, seven rebounds and went perfect from the free throw line. He got help from Tim Hardaway Jr. doing 20 points while Josh Richardson had 18.
Players to watch: L. Doncic PG 61 GP 61 GS 34.9 MIN 28.4 PTS 0.8 OR 7.3 DR 8.1 REB 8.7 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 4.4 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 25.68 PER
K. Porzingis C 40 GP 40 GS 31.1 MIN 20.2 PTS 1.9 OR 7.1 DR 9.1 REB 1.6 AST 0.5 STL 1.4 BLK 1.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.27 PER
T. Hardaway Jr. SF 65 GP 26 GS 28.5 MIN 16.5 PTS 0.3 OR 3 DR 3.3 REB 1.7 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 0.9 TO 1.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 15.2 PER.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a free fall owning the league’s longest current losing streak with nine games. They are set to meet the Dallas Mavericks again and will have home court advantage. Collin Sexton led the team with 27 points, four rebounds and four assists while Cedi Osman tallied 22 pints, seven assists and five rebounds. Isaac Okoro contributed with 15 points, five rebounds and two three-pointers. They are the only players that scored double-digits for the Cavs. This team is making a big push to improve their NBA lottery odds and a loss will help them get to the top three.
Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 55 GP 55 GS 35.7 MIN 24.4 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.2 REB 4.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.99 PER
D. Garland PG 53 GP 50 GS 33.5 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.4 OR 2 DR 2.4 REB 6.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 3.1 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 14.32 PER
J. Allen C 46 GP 35 GS 30.2 MIN 13.5 PTS 3.1 OR 6.8 DR 9.9 REB 1.7 AST 0.5 STL 1.5 BLK 1.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.65 PER.
Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/9/2021 Betting Numbers
Dallas are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Cleveland are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games.
Kristaps Porzingis PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love PF Knee is “?” Sunday vs Dallas
Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
Even with the home court advantage, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected by the online sportsbook to lose this game against the Dallas Mavericks. Having Anderson Varejao back in a Cavs uniform has been the best thing so far for the Cavs before ending the season.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Cavs in their home court is at +475 while the Mavericks are at -700.
ATS: It is a wide 11 points on the ATS with the Mavericks taking the -11 while the Cavaliers are at +11.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to dance on is at 216.5 points with the Mavericks going over and the Cavs are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 102, Mavericks