The Dallas Mavericks will be without superstar Luka Doncic as they go on the road to face the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 17. The 22-year-old suffered an ankle and knee sprain in the final minute of the team’s win over the Nuggets on Monday night, and he could miss additional time.
Wednesday’s contest is the first of two straight games between the two teams in Phoenix. They sit second and third in the Western Conference heading into battle, but it will be difficult sledding for the Mavs without Luka.
Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more as the Suns hosts the Mavs on Nov. 17.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports Arizona (Phoenix local market)
Watch online: Watch ESPN
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns: Injury report
The Mavs will be without Luka Doncic and Maxi Kleber (oblique) on Wednesday night, but they are the only two players listed on the NBA’s official injury report for Dallas.
Dario Saric (knee) is out for the Suns, and Frank Kaminsky is listed as questionable with a knee injury.
Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for updates on Kaminsky’s status and all the latest news heading into Wednesday’s game.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 7.0-point underdogs against the Suns on Nov. 17. Dallas is plus-255 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest sits at 218.0.
The Mavericks over/under is 104.5, which is a total Dallas has surpassed in eight straight contests, but they will be without Luka on Wednesday night.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns prediction
The Mavs have lost six straight meetings against the Suns dating back to the 2019-2020 season. Both Devin Booker and Chris Paul are healthy for Phoenix, and Dallas is playing on the road without their best player. Fans should expect a comfortable Suns win on Wednesday night.
Phoenix covers the spread as the game goes under 218, thanks to the blowout nature of the contest. The Mavericks also fail to top 100 points as they just cannot find their footing on offense without Luka Doncic.
For this prediction to be wrong, Jalen Brunson, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will have to step up on Nov. 17. Defeating the Suns is never easy, but the Dallas Mavericks have two straight chances. Be sure to tune in to see how they fare.