The Dallas Mavericks face the Utah Jazz in their preseason finale on Friday night. Luka Doncic and company forced the Jazz to rebuild after knocking them out in the first round of the playoffs last season. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were both traded, and Utah is firmly in the race for Victor Wembanyama this year.
The Mavs are treating Friday’s game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, according to Callie Caplan. They cut four players on Wednesday to all but set their roster. Expect Luka to play significant minutes with the bench likely taking over the final quarter.
Fans won’t want to miss the preseason finale because it will provide plenty of information on what to expect on opening night, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz odds, spread, over/under
There are no lines available as of this writing, but fans should be able to find them closer to tipoff on the Sportsbook of your choosing.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
Davis Bertans remains out with a knee injury, but the rest of the roster is healthy and ready to go for the preseason finale.
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz how to watch
Start time: 8:00 p.m. CT or 9:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: Bally Sports Southwest (Dallas local market), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports Southwest-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz predictions
Luka goes off for 25 in 25 minutes, and the Jazz have zero answers. Collin Sexton has 22 points, but it is all Mavericks on Friday night. Fans should expect another double-double for Christian Wood, but Spencer Dinwiddie is the second-leading scorer for Dallas with 20 points in the preseason finale.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
After tonight, the preseason is wrapped up, and the Mavs open the regular season in Phoenix on Wednesday night. Here are their first three regular season games.
Oct. 19 at Phoenix Suns at 9:00 p.m. CT for their regular season opener
Oct. 22 vs Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 25 at New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 p.m. CT
How will Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks open the regular season? The 23-year-old superstar is in shape and ready to go, so fans should expect him to go off early. Do not miss it.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.