The Dallas Mavericks return to the American Airlines Center on Monday night with their first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz tied at two games apiece. Superstar Luka Doncic is back in the lineup for Dallas as they are looking to take control of the series with a victory in Game 5.
Poor shooting, fouls, and late-game execution sunk the Mavs in Game 4 despite Luka Doncic returning from his calf strain. They need to perform better on Monday night if they want to head back to Utah up 3-2 in the series.
Fans will not want to miss Game 5 between the Mavs and Jazz, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 5: How to watch
Start time: 8:30 p.m. CT or 9:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national), Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Jazz local market)
Watch online: TNT online
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 5: Injury report
For the first time in this series, Luka Doncic does not appear on the injury report. The 23-year-old superstar came out of his first game healthy, and he will be ready to put on a show for the home crowd on April 25.
The Mavericks listed Frank Ntilikina as questionable for the second straight game as he recovers from an illness. Tim Hardaway Jr. remains out as he recovers from foot surgery, and those are the only two Mavs on the official injury report.
Trent Forrest (foot) and Udoka Azubuike (ankle) remain out for the Jazz, but they are otherwise healthy heading into Game 5.
Be sure to check social media for the final status of Ntilikina and any late-breaking news that drops before Monday’s tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 5 odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 3.0-point favorites entering Game 5, and they sit at minus-150 on the moneyline. Monday’s game has an over/under of 212.5.
WynnBet features all the prop betting fans desire, including setting the odds for Dorian Finney-Smith to have 18-plus points plus rebounds at plus-120. Luka Doncic will be kicking to Doe-Doe in the corner plenty on Monday night.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Game 5 predictions
Luka Doncic cooks the Jazz in Game 5 as Dallas takes the 3-2 edge in the series. The 23-year-old superstar goes off a 40-point double-double as the Mavericks win and cover the spread on Monday night.
Jalen Brunson nets 23 as the contest goes over 213 points. Maxi Kleber avoids foul trouble and allows Dallas to space the floor on their way to a 115-point performance that Utah has no answers for on April 25.
The Dallas Mavericks must win Game 5 if they want to advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Expect Luka Doncic to put on a show as he attempts to lift his team over the Jazz, and be sure to tune in and enjoy.