Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 9, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks (39-28) are heavily favored (-11) to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-46) at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The game airs on BSOH. The matchup has an over/under of 217.5 points.

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Mavericks vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -11 -110 -110 217.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Dallas’ games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (217.5 points) in 39 out of 67 opportunities (58.2% of matchups).
  • In 52.2% of Cleveland’s games this season (35 of 67), the total points scored was greater than Sunday’s 217.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 216 points per game, 1.5 points fewer than the point total of 217.5 for this game.
  • This game’s total is 4.3 fewer points than the 221.8 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Mavericks games is 221.8 points, 4.3 more than the over/under of 217.5 points for this contest.
  • Cavaliers’ games have an over/under of 216 points this season, 1.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Mavericks Betting Data

  • Dallas has a losing record against the spread this year, going 30-31-1 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 11-point favorites, the Mavericks have a record ATS of 2-3.
  • Dallas and its opponents have gone over the point total in 31 of 62 games (50%).

Mavericks Key Players

  • Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (28.4 points per game) and assisting (8.7 assists per game).
  • Dallas’ rebounding leader is Kristaps Porzingis, who pulls down 9.1 per game.
  • The Mavericks are led by Doncic from beyond the arc. He makes 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Dallas’ blocks leader is Porzingis, who records 1.4 per game. Josh Richardson leads the team averaging 1.0 steal an outing.

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Mavericks Last 10 Games

Mavericks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Mavericks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Cavaliers 110-90 DAL Yes Home -20.5 200.5 -10000 2500 Regular Season No Under
5/6/2021 Nets 113-109 DAL No Home +3.5 222.5 150 -185 Regular Season Yes Under
5/4/2021 Heat 127-113 DAL Yes Away -7.5 220.5 -500 375 Regular Season Yes Over
5/2/2021 Kings 111-99 SAC Yes Home -5.5 214.5 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Wizards 125-124 DAL Yes Home -5.5 247.5 -275 220 Regular Season No Over
Mavericks Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 6-4 4-6-0 222.2 115.1 107.1 +0.4 34.8%

Mavericks Injuries


Tyrell Terry: Out (Personal),

Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee),

Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Achilles)

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Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Cleveland has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 25-37 ATS.
  • When they are at least 11-point underdogs, the Cavaliers have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • Cleveland has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 43.5% of matchups this year (27 out of 62 contests).

Cavaliers Key Players

  • Collin Sexton is the top scorer for the Cavaliers with 24.4 points per game. He also adds 3.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Jarrett Allen puts up a stat line of 10.0 rebounds, 13.0 points and 1.7 assists per game for Cleveland to take the top rebound spot on the team. Darius Garland holds the top spot for assists with 6.2 per game, adding 17.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest.
  • Kevin Love is dependable from deep and leads the Cavaliers with 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Cleveland’s leader in steals is Larry Nance Jr. with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Allen with 1.5 per game.

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Cavaliers Last 10 Games

Cavaliers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Cavaliers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Mavericks 110-90 DAL No Away +20.5 200.5 2500 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/5/2021 Trail Blazers 141-105 POR No Home +23.5 239.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/4/2021 Suns 134-118 PHO No Home +6.5 226.5 300 -400 Regular Season No Over
5/1/2021 Heat 124-107 MIA No Home +13.5 234.5 1050 -2500 Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Wizards 122-93 WAS No Home +23.5 214.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
1-9 2-8 5-5-0 223 104.6 118.4 -1.5 38.3%

Cavaliers Injuries


Kevin Love: Day To Day (Knee),

Darius Garland: Out (Ankle),

Lamar Stevens: Out (Concussion),

Dylan Windler: Out For Season (Knee),

Matthew Dellavedova: Out For Season (Neck),

Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),

Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle)