The Dallas Mavericks will be shorthanded as they face the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Willie Cauley-Stein were all ruled out on the second night of a back-to-back, so it will be tough sledding for Dallas as they attempt to end their skid.
The Grizzlies have won three straight but are dealing with injuries too. Ja Morant is out with a knee sprain, but they have a rest advantage as they invade the American Airlines Center.
Here is a closer look at how to watch, the odds, and more for the Dec. 4 contest between the Mavs and Grizzlies.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 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 Southeast (Memphis local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Injury report
The Mavs will be without Luka, KP, and WCS on Saturday night. They are the only three players on the NBA’s official injury report.
Memphis ruled out Ja Morant (knee), Kyle Anderson (back), and Sam Merrill (ankle) for Saturday’s game. Brandon Clarke is questionable with a knee injury, and Ziaire Williams is doubtful.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for any late-breaking injury news.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs opened as 5.0-point favorites before Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis were ruled out on Saturday afternoon. They now sit as 1.5-point underdogs, and at plus-105 on the moneyline. The over/under for the game stands at 214.5.
The Mavericks over/under is 107.0 on Dec. 4. The last time Luka was out, Dallas scored a maximum of 104 points in the three games, and they are going to struggle to get buckets without their two stars.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies predictions
The Mavs lost all three games with Luka out so far this season, and it will be difficult to change that on the second night of a back-to-back against a team that is playing well. Expect the Grizzlies to win and cover the spread on Dec. 4.
Jalen Brunson will have a double-double on Saturday night, but the Mavericks fail to top 100 points in their seventh loss in the last night games.
Fans should tune in and see if the Dallas Mavericks can surprise without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. It promises to be an eventful night.