The Dallas Mavericks have their home opener on Saturday night as they host the Memphis Grizzlies. Superstar Luka Doncic and company dropped their season-opener after leading by 22 points in the third quarter, and they will be looking to bounce back against a division rival, but it won’t be easy.
The Grizzlies are on the second night of a back-to-back after they defeated the Houston Rockets 129-122 on Friday night behind 49 points from Ja Morant. Memphis is 2-0 and Morant is averaging over 40 points per game, but things will be a bit tougher in Dallas on Oct. 21.
Fans will not want to miss this game between division rivals, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, the injury report, and more for the showdown between the Mavs and Grizzlies.
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are five-point favorites on Saturday night, and they sit at minus-220 on the moneyline. The over/under for the Mavs home opener is 220.5 points.
If fans are looking for a Luka bet, FanDuel set his over/under at 30.5 points, and fans can get plus-490 odds on the Mavericks superstar scoring 40-plus. They have all the player props for fans looking to scratch their gambling itch on Saturday.
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies injury report
The Mavs ruled out Davis Bertans (knee) and Frank Ntilikina (ankle) on the NBA’s official injury report ahead of Saturday’s game. It will be the second straight contest missed for both players.
The Grizzlies ruled out Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot), Danny Green (knee), and Ziaire Williams (foot) for Saturday's game. Dillion Brooks missed the first two games, but he was upgraded to questionable with a thigh injury. If Brooks is back, he will draw the assignment against Luka Doncic.
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies how to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBA TV (national) Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas local market), Bally Sports Southeast (Memphis local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies predictions
Luka Doncic lights up the Grizzlies for a 40-point double-double in a Mavericks win. The 23-year-old superstar wants to put on a show for the home crowd, and that means hitting five 3-pointers and dishing out ten dimes on Saturday night.
Christian Wood scores 22 and Spencer Dinwiddie chips in 17 as Dallas hands the Grizzlies their first loss of the season. Expect Dallas to be focused and ready after blowing a massive lead in their season opener, and that does not bode well for Memphis.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs are in the midst of a difficult early schedule that finally softens against the Thunder. Here is a look at their next three games after their home opener.
Oct. 25 at New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 27 at Brooklyn Nets at 6:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 29 vs Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00 p.m. CT
Luka Doncic and the Mavericks will be searching for their first win of the season on Saturday night against the division-rival Grizzlies. Expect number 77 to be locked in, and fans certainly won’t want to miss it.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.