The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bounce back against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 29. Superstar Luka Doncic dropped 33 points in their first game after Thanksgiving, but the Mavs lost to the Wizards on Saturday night.
Dallas has won six straight meetings against Cleveland, and they have not lost to the Cavaliers since LeBron James was playing for his hometown team. The Cavs are 10-10 to start the season with Evan Mobley jumping into the Rookie of the Year race. They are vastly improved, but Luka has no plans of suffering the first loss of his career to Cleveland.
Fans should expect fireworks on Monday night at the American Airlines Center, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on this cannot miss contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: How to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports Ohio (Cleveland local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Injury report
The Mavs list Jalen Brunson as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report with a foot contusion. He practiced on Sunday, and there was optimism he would return after missing the game against the Wizards. Frank Ntilikina remains out with a calf injury.
The Cavaliers will be without Collin Sexton (knee), Tacko Fall (G League), and RJ Nembhard Jr. (G League). Cedi Osman is questionable with a back injury, and Dean Wade checks in at doubtful with a calf strain.
Fans should check social media just before tipoff for all the latest, including the statuses of Brunson and Osman on Monday night.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs enter Monday’s game as a 6.0-point favorite. They are minus-230 on the moneyline, and the game’s over/under sits at 205.5.
The Mavericks over/under for the game is 106.0, which they have topped in two straight games, but the Cavaliers bring the ninth-best defense into Dallas on Nov. 29.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers prediction
Luka Doncic keeps the Mavs winning streak against the Cavaliers alive as he goes off for his first 40-point game of the season. Cleveland has no answers for the 22-year-old superstar as the Mavericks cover the spread and score over 110 points on Nov. 29.
Kristaps Porzingis also gets back on track after struggling against the Wizards. Expect KP to have a 20-point 10-rebound double-double in Monday’s win.
Fans will not want to miss the game because Luka Doncic always puts on a show against the Cavaliers. Stay tuned to see what the 22-year-old superstar does next.