15* NBA Friday Total DOMINATOR on Cavaliers/Mavericks UNDER 203.5
Cleveland vs. Dallas,
03/15/2013 20:30 EDT,
Score: 86 - 96
Total: -103/+203½ Under
The books have set the bar too high tonight in this game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks. Cleveland is without leading scorer Kyrie Irving (23.0 PPG) for the next three weeks, and it will have a hard time putting points on the board until he returns.
That has been the case in recent games for the Cavaliers as they've scored 97 or less points in five of their last six games overall. Dallas comes in tired as this will be the second of a back-to-back and its 3rd game in 4 days. It will not be pushing the tempo on tired legs tonight.
One look at the recent history between these teams and it's easy to see that this number has been inflated tonight. Dallas and Cleveland have combined to score 199 or fewer points in each of their last five meetings. That includes a 103-95 road victory by the Mavericks in their lone meeting this season on November 17th.
The UNDER is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The UNDER is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The UNDER is 9-2 in Mavericks last 11 vs. NBA Central foes. The UNDER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas. Take the UNDER in this game Friday.