Mavericks at Thunder odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Jan. 8

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The Dallas Mavericks hit the road to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. They are fresh off a win over the Pelicans where Luka Doncic led the way with a 34-point triple-double. Dallas now faces OKC on the second night of a back-to-back set.

The Thunder have won two of their last three, including upsetting the Boston Celtics. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging over 30 points per game and should make his first All-Star appearance this season. Sunday will be the third meeting of the season between the Thunder and Mavericks with the two teams splitting the first two.

Will Luka Doncic play on the second night of a back-to-back set? If not, will head coach Jason Kidd give rookie Jaden Hardy 30-plus minutes for the first time in his career? Here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more on Sunday’s showdown in Oklahoma City.

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Thunder are two-point favorites heading into Sunday’s game, and the Mavericks sit at plus-118 on the moneyline. The over/under and prop bets will be posted closer to tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder injury report

The Mavs did not release an injury report because they are on the second night of a back-to-back set. Luka Doncic appears likely to sit out with a minor ankle injury. Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Josh Green will all remain sidelined for Sunday’s game in OKC.

The Thunder listed Jaylin Williams as questionable with an ankle injury. Aleksej Pokusevski (leg), Chet Holmgren (foot), Ousmane Dieng (wrist), and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (ankle) are all listed as out.

Be sure to check social media closer to tipoff for updates, including who is playing for the Mavs on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder how to watch

Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks' local market), Bally Sports Oklahoma (Thunder’s local market)

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

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs start a five-game road trip on Sunday evening that sees them head to Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and Portland. Here is a look at their next three games after Jan. 8.

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

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

Jan. 14 at Portland Trail Blazers at 9:00 p.m.

The Dallas Mavericks have struggled away from the American Airlines Center this season, but can they stay hot during this stretch? Luka Doncic has been outstanding, and the Mavs need him to keep it up if they want to keep climbing in the standings.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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