The Dallas Mavericks host the Orlando Magic on the second night of a back-to-back on Sunday night. Luka Doncic and company blew a 16-point lead with four minutes left to lose to the Thunder in overtime on Oct. 29. Can they bounce back on short rest against the Magic?
The Magic are just 1-5 so far this season, but they have a talented young squad led by Fran Wagner and 2022 number one overall pick Paolo Banchero. Dallas may struggle to match up against the two talented big men on Sunday night, and fans can bet Banchero wants to go off for the first signature win of his NBA career.
Luka will be fired up after his disappointing performance against the Thunder. What can he do to ensure the team bounces back against the Magic? Fans won’t want to miss it, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are nine-point favorites entering Sunday’s game against the Magic, and they sit at minus-375 on the moneyline. The over/under for this contest is 216.5.
If fans are looking for player props, FanDuel has everything they desire from player points over/unders to who scores first. Be sure to check them out if you are looking for some action on the contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic injury report
The Mavs did not release an official injury report because they are on the second night of a back-to-back, but Frank Ntilikina (ankle) and Davis Bertans (knee) are both expected to remain out. JaVale McGee should return after resting against the Thunder.
The Magic ruled out Jalen Suggs (ankle), Cole Anthony (oblique), Markelle Fultz (toe), Jonathan Isaac (knee), Gary Harris (knee), and Moritz Wagner (foot) for Sunday’s game. Orlando will be shorthanded against the Mavericks, but they have the rest advantage.
Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic how to watch
Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), Bally Sports Florida (Magic’s local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic predictions
Luka Doncic will be mad about his performance against the Thunder, and he will be motivated to put on a show for Jamahl Mosley. The Magic’s head coach worked closely with Doncic when he was an assistant in Dallas, and Doncic cannot let his old friend get bragging rights over him. Expect number 77 to have a third straight 30-point triple-double as he leads the Mavs to victory.
Paolo Banchero goes for 20 and ten in his first game against the Mavericks. He played Dallas in the preseason, and the Magic will give him plenty of opportunities on Sunday night as they look to pull the upset.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs are in the middle of a five-game homestand, and they need to get back on track during this stretch. Here is a look at their first three games in November.
Nov. 2 vs Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 4 vs Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 7 vs Brooklyn Nets at 8:45 p.m. CT
The Mavs are looking to bounce back from a deflating loss to the Thunder where they blew a massive lead. How will Luka Doncic perform on the second night of a back-to-back? Can they take advantage of the final four games of this homestand? Stay tuned to find out.
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