Dallas visits Cleveland on 3-game road slide
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.
LAST 10 GAMES:
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).