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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks
The Cleveland Cavaliers (26-9) will be hosted by the Dallas Mavericks (12-26) at American Airlines Center on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
Many people overlook LeBron James for MVP considerations with all the new studs in the NBA, but he’s playing like an MVP right now. Over his last six games, he is averaging nearly 28 points per game and shooting well over 50 percent from the field. He is also doing a great job of playing distributor, even with Kyrie Irving back in the fold. That’s what makes this team so scary, not only do they have arguably the best player in our generation, they have two other superstars on the roster. Cleveland comes into this game in the midst of a seven-game winning streak and much of that success has to be credited to the elite defense they are playing. The Cavaliers rank third in points allowed and that is always the biggest emphasis when James speaks about his team. This should be a an interesting game for James, as he’ll be facing a Mavericks team that ended his first stint in Cleveland in the 2007 NBA Finals.
Dallas comes into this matchup winning three of their last four, albeit against some terrible competition. This type of game will be a better barometer of where this team is at right now and it should be interesting to see them against a fully healthy Cleveland squad. Dirk Nowitzki is one of the only remaining players from that 2007 team that beat Cleveland and he’ll hope to carry over his recent form into this game. Nowitzki is averaging 24 points and six rebounds per game over his last four games. The Mavericks come into this game as a six-point underdog and they have covered five of their last six games when being a six-point dog or higher.