Mavericks at Spurs odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Dec. 31

Tyler Watts
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The Dallas Mavericks put their five-game winning streak on the line as they head out on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday evening. Superstar Luka Doncic is fresh off back-to-back otherworldly triple-doubles as Dallas has won five straight. Can they make it six on New Year’s Eve?

The Spurs are just 12-23 on the season, but they have won two of their last three. Gregg Popovich’s team is always going to be disciplined and play hard. Can the shorthanded Mavericks find a way to defeat the rival Spurs in San Antonio?

Luka is cannot miss basketball right now, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on the Dec. 31 contest between the Mavericks and Spurs.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 7.5-point favorites heading into Saturday’s game, and they sit at minus-320 on the moneyline. FanDuel has not posted the over/under because Luka Doncic is on the injury report. He’s expected to play, but his absence would shift the line significantly.

FanDuel did set his over/under for 33.5 points on Saturday night. If Luka is in the lineup, they are expecting him to stay white hot. Will he go off and lead the Mavericks to a sixth straight win?

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs injury report

Luka Doncic is listed as probable with left ankle soreness on the NBA’s official injury report. Expect the 23-year-old superstar to play, but the injury is something to watch moving forward. The Mavs will again be without Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), and Josh Green (elbow) on Saturday night.

Devin Vassell is doubtful for the Spurs with a knee injury. Blake Wesley, Charles Bassey, and Dominick Barlow are all on G League assignment, but the rest of the San Antonio roster is healthy heading into their showdown against the Mavericks.

Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for an update on Luka’s status and any late-breaking news ahead of the contest.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs how to watch

Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports Southwest- San Antonio (Spurs local market)

How to watch online: Bally Sports plus or NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs predictions

The Spurs have given up at least 115 points in six straight games, which is a recipe for another Luka Doncic masterpiece. Expect him to play and drop 40 points as he lifts the Mavericks to a victory. They will need a monster night, and number 77 delivers to keep their winning streak alive.

It is a Spencer Dinwiddie game on Saturday as the Mavericks' starting guard goes for 26 in the win over the Spurs.

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs finish off the two-game Texas road trip on Monday before starting a two-game homestand against the current top team in each conference. Here is a look at their next three games after Saturday night.

Jan. 2 at Houston Rockets at 7:00 p.m. CT

Jan. 5 vs Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. CT

Jan. 7 vs New Orleans Pelicans at 7:00 p.m. CT

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to stay hot against the rival Spurs. New Year’s Eve is the first meeting of the season between the two teams, and Gregg Popovich’s team is hoping they can slow Luka Doncic down a little on Saturday night. Expect the Mavs superstar to put on a show that fans won’t want to miss, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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