Dallas Mavericks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Dallas Mavericks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 08:30 PM ET at the American Airlines Center (Dallas). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

Match Prediction Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks

This game is a tough one to call. The Mavericks are playing with a lot of confidence right now, but the Cavaliers are still a talented team that can’t be taken lightly. I’m going to give the slight edge to the Mavericks, but the Cavaliers shouldn’t be counted out.

Head to Head

  • Overall: The Raptors lead the season series 2-1, winning their previous meeting 110-102 on November 13th.
  • Home/Away: Raptors won both games at home, while the Wizards won their only road game.
  • Key stats: Raptors have had the upper hand in rebounds (52.7 vs. 45.7) and assists (24.7 vs. 23.0), while Wizards have averaged more points (112.0 vs. 105.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks Preview

  • Mavericks: Luka Doncic has been on a tear, averaging 35.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists over his last 10 games. The Mavericks’ offense has been clicking, averaging 120.3 points per game during their win streak. The key for the Mavericks will be to continue their hot shooting and get contributions from their role players.
  • Cavaliers: The Cavaliers have relied heavily on Donovan Mitchell this season, but he’s been struggling lately. Jarrett Allen has been a bright spot, averaging 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds, but the Cavaliers need more from their backcourt if they want to compete with the Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Mavericks -180, Cavaliers +150
  • Spread: Mavericks -4.5
  • Over/Under: 221.5

Key Stats:

  • Mavericks: Points per game: 118.2 (8th in the NBA), Points allowed per game: 112.4 (8th in the NBA)
  • Cavaliers: Points per game: 112.4 (18th in the NBA), Points allowed per game: 110.9 (14th in the NBA)


  • Mavericks: Davis Bertans (out, illness), Josh Green (out, elbow), Maxi Kleber (questionable, knee), Dwight Powell (questionable, thigh)
  • Cavaliers: Dean Wade (out, shoulder), Ricky Rubio (out, knee), Dylan Windler (out, ankle)

FAQs for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Dallas Mavericks

Who is the best player to play for the Mavericks?

Power forward Dirk Nowitzki stands out as the greatest player in the history of the Dallas Mavs franchise. The Dallas Mavericks franchise has existed in the NBA for over forty years, as its inaugural season was back in 1980-81 when it was an expansion team.

Did any of the Cavaliers make the All Star team?

Donovan Mitchell named 2023 NBA All-Star Game starter, first for Cavs since LeBron James.

Who has the most assists in Mavs history?

Guard Derek Harper, who played 12 seasons with the Mavericks during two separate stints, is the franchise leader in assists and steals.

What is the history of the Cavaliers?

The Cavaliers began play as an NBA expansion team in 1970 under the ownership of the ambitious entrepreneur Nick Mileti, who at one time owned not only the Cavs but also baseball’s Cleveland Indians and the city’s World Hockey Association franchise (the Cavaliers have since gone through several changes of ownership).

Who owns the Cavs?

Overall, however, Dan Gilbert’s ownership of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Monsters has been a significant part of his business and investment portfolio, and he remains a prominent figure in both the NBA and the city of Cleveland.

Read More: Washington Wizards Vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds


This matchup is too close to call definitively. While the Raptors hold the series lead and home-court advantage, the Wizards’ recent road form and the Raptors’ inconsistency make it an intriguing battle. A narrow victory for either team wouldn’t be surprising.

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