Dallas visits Cleveland on 3-game road slide

March 30, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (47-29, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (42-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -4.5; over/under is 214

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will aim to break its three-game road skid when the Mavericks face Cleveland.

The Cavaliers have gone 24-14 at home. Cleveland is second in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing only 104.6 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.

The Mavericks are 20-17 in road games. Dallas averages 106.9 points and has outscored opponents by 2.7 points per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Cavaliers won 114-96 in the last meeting on Nov. 30. Jarrett Allen led the Cavaliers with 28 points, and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 25 points.


TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland is averaging 21.5 points and 8.6 assists for the Cavaliers. Evan Mobley is averaging 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 54.0% over the past 10 games for Cleveland.

Doncic is shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 28 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.5 assists. Jalen Brunson is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.


INJURIES: Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: day to day (ankle), Dean Wade: out for season (knee), Evan Mobley: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Sterling Brown: out (health and safety protocols), Trey Burke: out (health and safety protocols), Theo Pinson: out (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.