The Dallas Mavericks are coming off an embarrassing loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night that snapped their six-game winning streak. Superstar Luka Doncic and company will be looking to bounce back on Jan. 14 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies have won 11 consecutive games and are the hottest team in the league right now. Ja Morant is playing like an All-Star, and Memphis has a deep cast to support him. Winning in Memphis will be no easy task for the Mavs, even with the Grizzlies on the second night of a back-to-back.
Fans won’t want to miss Friday’s game, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, the injury report, and so much more.
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports Southeast- Memphis (Grizzlies local market)
Watch online: Watch ESPN
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies: Injury report
The Mavs will be without Kristaps Porzingis (health and safety) and Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) on Friday night. Head coach Jason Kidd will also be out in the protocols as the team takes on the white-hot Grizzlies.
Memphis played on Thursday night, so they did not submit an official injury report, but Dillion Brooks will be out with an ankle injury.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for all the latest.
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 2.5-point underdogs on the road in Memphis. They are plus-120 on the moneyline, and the over/under is 214.0 for the contest.
The Mavs over/under on Friday night in Memphis is 106.5, which they have covered in just two of their last six games.
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies predictions
Luka Doncic is due for that breakout game that gets everybody talking, and he produces it on Friday night in Memphis. The 22-year-old superstar goes for 42 points and narrowly misses a triple-double as the Mavericks upset the Grizzlies.
Ja Morant goes off for 30, but Memphis wears down late on the second night of a back-to-back to open the door for a Mavs win. The contest goes under 214, and fans should be in for a treat.
The Dallas Mavericks need to win if they want to get back into the Southwest Division race. Expect Luka to will them over the line on Jan. 14 in the first night of a back-to-back set before traveling home to host the Magic.