The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Pelicans as they head to New York to face the Brooklyn Nets. Superstar Luka Doncic and his teammates are 1-2 to start the season, but they could easily be 3-0. Can Dallas find their stride on Thursday night?
The Nets are on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving combined for 60 points, but it was not enough to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brooklyn is 1-3 to open the year, and they need a win on Oct. 27.
Both teams expect to be in the playoffs, but which team grabs the early season victory to get back on track? Fans won’t want to miss it, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs enter Thursday’s game as a two-point favorite over the Nets. They are minus-132 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest is set at 227.
FanDuel set Luka’s over/under at 31.5 points in Brooklyn. Can number 77 drop 32-plus on the Nets as he leads Dallas to victory? Fans can find all the player props they desire, so be sure to check their website closer to tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets injury report
The Mavs ruled out Frank Ntilikina (ankle) and Davis Bertans (knee) on the NBA’s official injury report. It will be the fourth straight game missed for both players. Tim Hardaway Jr. is questionable after missing Tuesday’s loss to the Pelicans with a foot injury.
The Nets ruled out Joe Harris, Seth Curry, T.J. Warren, and Markieff Morris on their official injury report. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons appear to be ready to face the Mavs on the second night of a back-to-back, but be sure to confirm their statuses closer to tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets how to watch
Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channels: NBA TV (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), YES network (Nets local market)
How to watch online: NBA TV or Bally Sports-plus
Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets predictions
Luka Doncic rolls into Brooklyn and has his first 40-point game of the season as the Mavericks dominate the Nets on Thursday night. The 23-year-old gets to the rim at will, and he makes five 3-pointers on his way to his best game of the early season.
Christian Wood feasts for 28 points in 27 minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie dropping 15 in the win. Brooklyn drops to 1-4, and they struggle to find their footing on the second night of a back-to-back.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs started the regular season with four difficult games, but the schedule is about to loosen up as Dallas begins a five-game homestand on Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here is a look at the team’s next three games.
Oct. 29 vs Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00 p.m. CT
Oct. 30 vs Orlando Magic at 6:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 2 vs. Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. CT
Luka Doncic will look to light up the Nets in Brooklyn before the Dallas Mavericks have their first back-to-back of the season this weekend. Expect number 77 to go off as the schedule softens, and he will continue to produce MVP-caliber numbers. Fans won’t want to miss the show, and please stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.