The Dallas Mavericks started their four-game winning streak with a victory over the Orlando Magic at the American Airlines Center on Oct. 30, and the two teams wrap up their season set on Wednesday night. The game has been moved up to 4:30 p.m. CT because of Tropical Storm Nicole. It is the first of a back-to-back for the Mavs, and Luka Doncic will look to keep his scoring streak alive on Nov. 9.
The Magic will be shorthanded as they have already ruled out five players, and have two more listed as questionable, including number one pick Paolo Banchero. Orlando has lost two straight and four of their last five, but they will be ready to fight on their home floor against the Mavs.
Can Luka make it ten straight 30-point games to open the 2022-23 season? Who steps up with Christian Wood out? Here is a look at some predictions, the odds, how to watch, and more on Wednesday evening’s contest.
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are seven-point favorites over the Magic, and they sit at minus-290 on the moneyline. The contest has an over/under of 217.0.
FanDuel set Luka Doncic’s over/under at 34.5 points on Wednesday night. Can he keep his 30-point scoring streak going in the early tipoff? The FanDuel Sportsbook has all the player props fans are searching for, so be sure to check it out.
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic injury report
Christian Wood (knee) and Davis Bertans (knee) did not travel with the team to Orlando, so they will be out on Wednesday evening. Wood’s injury just happened, and it is a bit concerning. Tim Hardaway Jr. is listed as questionable with a hip injury he sustained in Monday’s win over the Nets.
Orlando ruled out Cole Anthony (oblique), Markelle Fultz (toe), Gary Harris (knee), Jonathan Isaac (knee), and Moritz Wagner (foot) for Wednesday’s game. Number one overall pick Paolo Banchero (ankle) and Kevon Harris (rib) are questionable to play on the NBA’s official injury report.
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic how to watch
Start time: 4:30 p.m. CT or 5:30 p.m. ET
TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), Bally Sports Florida (Orlando’s local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic predictions
Luka Doncic always has a little extra when the Mavs face the Magic because they are coached by former Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley. Mosley was Luka’s go-to coach early in his career, and the two still have a close relationship. Doncic is ultracompetitive, so he loves to get one up on his old friend. Expect number 77 to drop 35 in a win over the Magic on Wednesday in the early tipoff.
Spencer Dinwiddie bounces back with 17 points and seven dimes as he helps the Mavs secure a blowout win in Orlando that gets a bit too close for comfort down the stretch again.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs look to win their fifth consecutive game in Orlando on Wednesday in the first of a back-to-back set. After a quick two-game road trip, Dallas is back home for five straight. Here is a look at their next three games.
Nov. 10 at Washington Wizards at 6:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 12 vs Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 15 vs LA Clippers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Can Luka Doncic keep his streak alive during an east coast back-to-back? The schedule stiffens after this road trip, so the Dallas Mavericks need to take care of business on Wednesday night, and fans should tune in to see what Luka and company can do in the early tipoff. Do not miss it.
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