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Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions and Preview for 3/30/2022

Dallas Mavericks takes on Cleveland Cavaliers on 3/30/2022 at 06:10 PM.

The Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers face off in an important game for both teams. Dallas Mavericks has a record of 47-29 this regular season. Cleveland Cavaliers is 42-33 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Dallas Mavericks Team Defense Preview


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They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 108.9 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Dallas Mavericks Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 111.8, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .565 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .532, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .436 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .344 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .766 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.4% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 108.6 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 111.3, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .568 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .535, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .388 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .350 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .761 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 24.1% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Dallas Mavericks Roster

The Players to Watch for Dallas Mavericks

Dorian Finney-Smith 6-7 220 PF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Jalen Brunson 6-1 190 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Luka Dončić 6-7 230 PG

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Players to Watch for Cleveland Cavaliers

Evan Mobley 7-0 215 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Darius Garland 6-1 192 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jarrett Allen 6-11 243 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He is strong when it comes to attacking the rim. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 97 Cleveland Cavaliers 101

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