The Dallas Mavericks wrap up their season series against the Toronto Raptors in Canada on Saturday afternoon. It is a 4 p.m. CT tipoff, so be prepared for a bit of early basketball. The Mavs won the first meeting behind a 35-point game from Luka Doncic. Can Dallas make it a season series sweep on Nov. 26?
The Raptors will be shorthanded against the Mavericks. Pascal Siakam remains out after he suffered an injury when he slipped on the floor in Dallas. Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, and Otto Porter Jr. are also out with Fred VanVleet listed as questionable. Toronto will be searching for minutes and production on Saturday.
Can the Mavericks take advantage and snap their two-game skid? Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, some predictions, and more on the contest.
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 2.5-point favorites on the road in Toronto, and they sit at minus-138 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 216.0.
FanDuel will have all the player props fans desire as well, so be sure to check back closer to tipoff for all the latest.
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors injury report
Maxi Kleber has missed four straight games, but he was upgraded to probable ahead of Saturday’s game as he recovers from a back injury. He is the only player listed on the Mavs injury report.
Fred VanVleet (illness) and Dalano Banton (ankle) are both listed as questionable for the Raptors on the NBA’s official injury report. Toronto will be without Pascal Siakam (adductor), Scottie Barnes (knee), Otto Porter Jr. (foot), Precious Achiuwa (ankle), and Justin Champagnie (back) on Saturday afternoon.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for updates on Kleber, VanVleet, and Banton, and to get any late-breaking news.
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors how to watch
Start time: 4:00 p.m. CT or 5:00 p.m. ET
TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), SportsNet (Toronto’s local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors predictions
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse loves to throw exotic defenses at Luka Doncic, and the 23-year-old takes that challenge personally. Expect number 77 to be locked in on Saturday afternoon as he goes for 33 points and eight dimes in a Mavericks victory. Dallas needs to win on the first of a back-to-back set, and Doncic wills them to victory in Toronto.
Christian Wood makes it two straight stellar games as he goes for 24 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Dallas starts to find their shooting stroke against the Raptors, which push the game over 216 points.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs complete their three-game road trip with a difficult back-to-back before going home for one game against the defending champion Warriors. Then, it is back on the road for two more against Eastern Conference foes. Here is a look at the Mavericks' next three games after Saturday afternoon.
Nov. 27 at Milwaukee Bucks at 7:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 29 vs Golden State Warriors at 6:30 p.m. CT
Dec. 1 at Detroit Pistons at 6:00 p.m. CT
The Dallas Mavericks have lost two straight games and three of their last four. They need a win in Toronto or that losing streak could quickly jump to four in Milwaukee on Sunday night. Expect Luka Doncic to be locked in and ready to face the Raptors, and fans won’t want to miss the show, so please tune in and enjoy.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.