On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers will visit the American Airlines Center in Texas to face the Dallas Mavericks. Game time is set at 8:30PM ET.
This is the 2nd and last match up of the season for both teams. Last January 4, Dallas routed Cleveland, 109-90. Lebron James sat out the game due to knee and back soreness while Kyrie Irving left the third quarter with lower back tightness. Kevin Love scored a season high of 30 points but it was not enough to beat Dallas.
This may be the right time for Cleveland to face Dallas. The Mavericks have lost four of their five games. Dirk Nowitzki has struggled over his last 11 games. He's averaging 12.8 points on 39.9% FG shooting.
The Cavaliers had a two day rest after beating the Suns last Saturday. Cleveland has gone 3-1 on their last four games. They will have a four-game roadtrip starting off with Dallas followed by San Antonio, Orlando and Miami.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.