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Mavericks vs. Nets prediction, odds, how to watch

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night before heading on a three-game road trip. Superstar Luka Doncic missed the team’s last game as the Mavs dropped to 0-4 in games without him this season. The 22-year-old’s status to the face the Nets is still up in the air.

The Mavericks will look to bounce back against one of the best teams in the NBA. Dallas has lost seven of their last nine, and finding their footing against the star-studded Nets won’t be easy. Can Dallas slow down Kevin Durant and James Harden? If not, limiting Brooklyn's other options will be key to staying in the game.

The Mavs have a national TV on Dec. 7 that fans will not want to miss, so here is a closer look at how to watch, the odds, and more.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets: How to watch

Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: TNT

Watch online: Watch TNT

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Injury report

Luka Doncic practiced on Monday afternoon, but was listed as questionable with a thumb sprain added to ankle soreness on the official injury report. Tim Hardaway Jr. is also questionable with a knee contusion. Kristaps Porzingis was upgraded to probable following practice, but he expects to return after missing two straight games with swelling in his knee. Willie Cauley-Stein remains out as he deals with a personal issue.

The Nets will be without Joe Harris (ankle), Kyrie Irving (not with team), Day’Ron Sharpe (G League), and Kessler Edwards (G League) as they face the Mavericks.

Fans should be watching social media closely for updates on Luka, THJ, and KP before the game begins on Tuesday night.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Mavs opened are 3.0-point underdogs as they host the Nets. They are plus-130 on the moneyline, and the game has an over/under of 216.5.

The line will shift significantly if Luka Doncic is ruled out, so fans should be watching his status closely leading up to tipoff.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets predictions

The Nets have won six of their last eight games, and the Mavs will struggle against their high-powered offense. Dallas won both meetings last season, but Brooklyn stays hot to win on Dec. 7. Expect the Nets to cover the spread and the game to go over.

Fans should tune in and enjoy the game that is exclusively on TNT tonight. Inside the NBA will accompany the doubleheader that is wrapped by the Lakers and Celtics. Do not miss it.

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