Mavericks vs Pelicans odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Jan. 7

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Luka Doncic and company had their seven-game win streak snapped on Thursday night by the Boston Celtics. Can they get back on track against the Pels on the first night of a back-to-back set?

New Orleans is on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Nets on Friday without stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans have lost three of their last four games to slip to 24-15 on the season.

Can the Mavericks take advantage on Dec. 7? Here is a look at the odds, injury report, TV channel, and more as they host the Pelicans.

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are seven-point favorites heading into Saturday night’s game, and they sit at minus-290 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is set at 225.5.

FanDuel set Luka Doncic’s over/unders at 34.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 9.5 assists for Saturday’s game. Can Doncic go off for a 35-point triple-double to hit all three overs? Expect a monster performance from the 23-year-old, and be sure to check out FanDuel for all the props bets you desire.

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans injury report

Luka Doncic is listed as probable on the NBA’s official injury report with left ankle soreness. He is expected to play. Josh Green (elbow), Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor), and Maxi Kleber (hamstring) remain out for the Mavericks.

The Pelicans did not release an official injury report because they are on the second night of a back-to-back set, but Zion Williamson is out with a hamstring injury, and Brandon Ingram has not played since Nov. 25 with a toe injury. Both stars missed the first meeting on Oct. 25, and the Pelicans still pulled off the upset win.

Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for all the latest news and updates on who is playing for New Orleans on Saturday evening.

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans how to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports New Orleans (Pelicans' local market)

How to watch online: Bally Sports Plus or NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans predictions

Luka Doncic goes off for 37 points on Dec. 7 as the Mavericks defeat the Pelicans at the American Airlines Center. The victory puts Dallas just one game out of third in the crowded Western Conference after number 77 picks apart the shorthanded Pelicans.

Christian Wood has a 23-point double-double on Saturday night, and Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 18 as the Mavericks get back in the win column.

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs begin a back-to-back set on Saturday night against the Pelicans. They are in Oklahoma City on Sunday to kick off a five-game road trip. Here is a look at their next three games.

Jan. 8 at Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:00 p.m. CT

Jan. 10 at LA Clippers at 9:30 p.m. CT

Jan. 12 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:00 p.m.

The Dallas Mavericks catch the New Orleans Pelicans shorthanded and on the second night of a back-to-back set. Can Luka Doncic and company take advantage? It will take a monster performance from the 23-year-old superstar to make it happen, so be sure to tune in or head out to the American Airlines Center to find out.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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