The Dallas Mavericks return home to face the Portland Trail Blazers after losing two straight on the road. Luka Doncic scored 30-plus in each of the team’s first nine games, but that streak was snapped during the road trip as the 23-year-old struggled mightily from the field in both contests. How will the Mavs bounce back?
Damian Lillard and the Blazers are 9-3 to open the season, and they look like a force. Anfernee Simons and Jerami Grant give Portland two strong scores flanking their superstar, which that will make the Blazers a tough out all season.
Fans know that Doncic and Lillard love to do battle and a scoring duel could break out at any moment. Nobody will want to miss that, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on Saturday’s contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are five-point favorites entering Saturday’s game against the red-hot Blazers. Dallas is minus-225 on the moneyline, and the game’s over/under is 214.5.
FanDuel Sportsbook has all the prop bets fans desire, so be sure to check everything out closer to tipoff for all the latest odds.
Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers injury report
Christian Wood has been upgraded to probable after missing the last two games with a knee injury. Hopefully, the 6’10 forward will be able to return because the Mavs need his scoring off the bench. Davis Bertans (knee) and Jaden Hardy (G League) were also ruled out on the NBA’s official injury report.
Portland listed Jerami Grant (ankle) and Justise Winslow (ankle) as probable. Jusuf Nurkic (hip), Shaedon Sharpe (finger), and Keon Johnson (hip) are questionable to face the Mavericks with Gary Payton (conditioning) and Olivier Sarr (wrist) ruled out.
Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers 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), Root Sports-Plus (Portland local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers predictions
Luka Doncic will be locked in at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, and so will Damian Lillard. Expect both players to drop 30 and talk some trash in what turns into an exhilarating contest. Everybody wants to see two of the best players in the world go punch for punch, and it happens on Nov. 11 in Dallas.
The Mavs squeak out a win behind two clutch buckets from Spencer Dinwiddie on his way to 22 points and six dimes. The 6’5 guard plays a key role in the win, but his performance will not make headlines as Doncic and Lillard steal the show.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs kick off a five-game homestand on Saturday night that includes four against expected playoff teams. Luka Doncic and company need to get back on track, but this homestand won’t be easy. Here is a look at the next three games.
Nov. 15 vs LA Clippers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 16 vs Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 18 vs Denver Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. CT
Dallas is 5-1 at home so far this season, and they will be looking to keep control during this homestand. Will Luka Doncic bounce back after two down games? Does his supporting cast step up to get them back in the win column? Be sure to tune in to find out.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.