The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks are 10-8 overall and 6-2 at home, while Cleveland is 10-10 overall and 5-4 on the road. The Cavs are 13-6 against the spread this season. Dallas is 8-10 against the number.
Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET. Dallas is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Mavericks vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 207.5. Before entering any Cavaliers vs. Mavericks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Mavericks vs. Cavaliers spread: Mavericks -5.5
- Mavericks vs. Cavaliers over-under: 208 points
What you need to know about the Mavericks
Dallas has lost four of its last five games, so it will be motivated to bounce back against a team that it has dominated in recent years. The Mavericks have won the last six head-to-head meetings, winning by an average of 21.2 points. They have been particularly dominant over the last two years, taking the past four meetings by an average of 27.3 points.
Star Luka Doncic has owned Cleveland during his career, averaging 26.6 points, nine rebounds and 8.2 assists in five games against the Cavaliers. He scored 33 points and completed his double-double with 10 assists in a loss to Washington on Saturday. Guard Jalen Brunson missed Saturday's game with a foot injury and he is questionable to return on Monday night.
What you need to know about the Cavaliers
Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak with a blowout win over Orlando on Saturday. The Cavaliers' losing skid has not stopped them from being one of the most profitable teams to wager on this season, as they have covered the spread in 11 of their last 14 games. They are unbeaten against the spread in their last five road games.
Rookie center Evan Mobley returned from a sprained right elbow over the weekend, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds against Orlando. Mobley is one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Year, averaging 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Guard Darius Garland has stepped up in place of the injured Collin Sexton, scoring 26 points and dishing out 11 assists against the Magic.
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