Mavericks at Cavaliers odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Dec. 17

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks were dominated by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in Dallas. Luka Doncic scored 30, but Dallas only managed to put up 90 points in a disappointing loss. Luckily, the Mavs do not have to wait long for revenge.

Both teams are on the second night of a back-to-back set heading into Saturday’s showdown. The Mavs defeated the Blazers on Friday night as Cleveland defeated the Pacers. Both teams played at home, so the Mavericks have to make the journey to Ohio to face the Cavs.

Can the Mavs make it a winning streak on Saturday night? Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more. There is a special broadcast featuring Dirk Nowitzki on NBA League Pass for those living outside the Mavericks local market as well.

Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cavaliers are five-point favorites heading into Saturday’s game, and the Mavericks sit at plus-176 on the moneyline. The over/under and props bets will be out closer to tipoff, so be sure to check back for all the latest information.

Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers injury report

Neither team submitted an official injury report because they are both on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Mavs will be without Maxi Kleber (hamstring) for the foreseeable future, but fans will have to check social media closer to tipoff for the latest updates on who is playing on Saturday night.

Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers how to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

TV channels: KTXA (Mavericks' local market), Bally Sports Ohio (Cavaliers' local market)

How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers predictions

The Cavaliers have just a bit too much talent as they earn a hard-fought win over Dallas on Dec. 17. Luka Doncic plays and scores 27, but Dallas cannot muster enough points to get past Cleveland. Expect a closer game than Wednesday night, but ultimately, the home team takes over for a second comfortable win.

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs start a four-game road trip on Saturday night in Cleveland that leads into their Christmas Day home game against the Lakers. Here is a look at their next three games after the Dec. 17 showdown with the Cavaliers.

Dec. 19 at Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00 p.m. CT

Dec. 21 at Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:00 p.m. CT

Dec. 23 at Houston Rockets at 7:00 p.m. CT

The Dallas Mavericks face a difficult task on the second night of a back-to-back on Dec. 17 against a tough Cavaliers team that just defeated them. Can Luka Doncic and company pull the upset? Tune in to find out.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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