The Dallas Mavericks have lost two straight disappointing games to rebuilding teams, but Luka Doncic and company will be looking to get back on track on Friday night as they host the Philadelphia 76ers. It is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
The Sixers had their five-game win streak snapped by the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. They are playing without Ben Simmons as his holdout continues, but Joel Embiid is in the thick of the MVP race.
Fans will not want to miss the superstar battle between Embiid and Doncic on Feb. 4, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and everything fans need to know about the contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers: 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), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Sixers local market)
Watch online: Watch ESPN
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Sterling Brown (foot), and Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) more than 24 hours before tipoff. All three are out for Friday’s game and could miss additional time as they continue to recover.
The Sixers are without Ben Simmons (personal reasons), Furkan Korkmaz (knee), Shake Milton (back), Paul Reed (G League), and Jade Springer (G League). Former Maverick Seth Curry is listed as questionable with a back injury.
Fans should be sure to check social media for the latest on Curry, plus any late-breaking information.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 1.5-point favorites as they host the Sixers on Friday night. Dallas is minus-125 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest is 211.0.
The Mavericks over/under is 106.5, which they have topped in four straight games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers predictions
The Sixers swept the season series against the Mavs last season, and Luka Doncic is 3-3 in his career against Philadelphia. Fans should expect a wild and entertaining contest, but Dallas has no answer for Joel Embidd with Kristaps Porzingis out. Expect the Sixers big man to drop 35 and lift the Sixers to a win.
Luka Doncic will counter with 32 points, but it will not be enough as the Mavericks and the game hit the under on Friday night.
Fans should expect fireworks at the American Airlines Center tonight between the two stars, so please tune in and enjoy the game.