The Dallas Mavericks face the Detroit Pistons in the only NBA game scheduled on Thursday night. Luka Doncic is fresh off a 41-point triple-double in the team’s win over the Warriors. The defending champions had zero answers for number 77 as Dallas snapped a four-game skid.
The Mavs have won just one of their first eight road games this season, and they must find their footing away from the American Airlines Center. Thursday is the perfect opportunity with Cade Cunningham out for the Pistons. Will Dallas take advantage?
The Mavericks take center stage on Thursday night, and fans won’t want to miss this contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 7.5-point favorites on the road in Detroit, and they sit at minus-310 on the moneyline. The over/under for Thursday’s game is 222.0 points.
The line for Luka Doncic’s scoring is set at 31.5, and fans should expect him to go over against the Pistons. The Mavericks desperately need a road victory, and that means number 77 will be locked in.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons injury report
The Mavs enter Thursday’s game with a clean injury report. New signee Kemba Walker is on the road trip, but he will not play against the Pistons as he works his way into game shape.
Cade Cunningham is out for the Pistons with a shin injury, and rookie Jade Ivey is questionable because of a knee injury. Detroit is otherwise healthy, according to the NBA’s official injury report.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons how to watch
Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET
TV channels: NBA TV (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports Detroit (Pistons local market)
How to watch online: NBA TV or Bally Sports-plus
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons predictions
The Mavs escape Detroit with a narrow victory as Luka Doncic scores 34 points with eight rebounds and seven dimes. Their shooting slows a bit on the road and the Pistons play with plenty of energy, but Doncic is just too much in the end.
Spencer Dinwiddie chips in 18 and Christian Wood has 15 in the Mavericks victory to open December.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs begin a two-game road trip on Thursday night in Detroit before returning home for just a single game, then heading to Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Here is a look at their next three games.
Dec. 3 at New York Knicks at 11:30 a.m. CT
Dec. 5 vs Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. CT
Dec. 6 at Denver Nuggets at 9:00 p.m. CT
The Dallas Mavericks are looking to build on their win over the defending champions, and Thursday is the perfect chance to get going away from the American Airlines Center. They need Luka Doncic to bring his best and lift the team to another victory. Will he do it? Tune in to find out.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.