The Dallas Mavericks continue their five-game homestand against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night as Luka Doncic looks to become the second player in NBA history to score 30-plus in eight straight games to begin a season, and the team searches for their third straight win. Wilt Chamberlain did it 23 times in 1962, and eight times in 1959. That is it, so there could be some history on Nov. 4 at the American Airlines Center.
The Raptors have won four of their last five games, including two straight where they have topped 139 points. Their offense is rolling right now, and the Mavs' defense has been a bit shaky, so it will be interesting to see how much Toronto can score on Friday night.
Will Luka make history? Do the Mavericks jump to 5-3 on the young season or do they head back to .500? It will be a cannot miss game as fans know Nick Nurse always brings out the exotic defenses to use against number 77, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are four-point favorites ahead of Friday’s contest at the American Airlines Center. They sit at minus-176 on the moneyline, and the over/under will be out closer to tipoff.
Luka’s over/under is 31.5 points, and fans should bet the over. The Raptors have a strong switchable defense, but Doncic is on a tear, and he plans on keeping up his historic pace in front of the home crowd on Nov. 4.
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors injury report
The Mavs ruled out Frank Ntilikina (ankle) and Davis Bertans (knee) for the eighth straight game on the NBA’s official injury report. Jaden Hardy, Tyler Dorsey, and McKinley Wright IV will be with the G League team on Friday night and have also been ruled out as Dallas faces the Raptors.
Fred VanVleet is questionable for Toronto with a back injury, and he should be considered 50-50 to play on Friday night in Dallas. Justin Champagnie and Ron Harper Jr. are both on G League assignment and will miss the game against the Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors how to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), The Sports Network (Toronto’s local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Toronto Raptors predictions
The Mavs and Raptors get matched in a wild shootout on Friday night at the American Airlines Center, but ultimately, Luka Doncic takes over late to lift Dallas to the win. The 23-year-old superstar goes for 37 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds as the Mavs pick up their third straight victory.
It is Dorian Finney-Smith, who nails four key 3-pointers on Friday night and plays stout defense against Pascal Siakam that draws the non-Luka player of the game honors for the Mavericks against Toronto.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs are in the middle of a five-game homestand that wraps up on Monday night before Dallas heads east for a quick two-game road trip. Here is a look at the team’s next three games.
Nov. 7 vs Brooklyn Nets at 8:45 p.m. CT
Nov. 9 at Orlando Magic at 6:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 10 at Washington Wizards at 6:00 p.m. CT
Can Luka Doncic stay hot on Friday night? Will he go for 30-plus in his eighth straight game? Fans should tune in because the Dallas Mavericks superstar is going to put on a show. Do not miss it.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.