The Dallas Mavericks open their 2022-2023 season with a preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa on Wednesday. Superstar Luka Doncic will not play after a long summer of representing his country in World Cup qualifying and EuroBasket. The Mavs opted for just three preseason games to keep the wear and tear down in what they expect to be a long season.
The Thunder continue their rebuild with one of the youngest teams in the league. 2022 second overall pick Chet Holmgren will not play this season after suffering a foot injury this summer, and star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is out with a knee injury. The Thunder still managed to win their preseason opener against the Nuggets, and they will be looking to showcase their depth versus Dallas on Oct. 5.
Head coach Jason Kidd made it clear that the Mavericks will be at less than full strength as they face the Thunder, but fans should tune in to see the young talent. Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder odds, spread, over/under
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are seven-point favorites, and they sit at minus-300 on the moneyline. Luka Doncic will not play, and head coach Jason Kidd said on Tuesday that multiple players may not make the trip to Tulsa. So be weary of betting that line. There was no over/under released as of this writing.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
The Mavs ruled out JaVale McGee (ankle) and Davis Bertans (back) with injuries. Luka is just resting with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber joining him as healthy scratches. Bobby Karalla released a projected starting five in his latest Tweet.
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder how to watch
Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: No TV broadcast
How to watch online: Mavs.com, OKC app, NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder predictions
The Thunder dominate the shorthanded Mavs in Tulsa on Wednesday night. Fans will get to see Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, and Poku lighting it up for OKC as they down the Mavericks 112-88 on Oct. 5. Expect Spencer Dinwiddie and Christian Wood to get things going in the first half for Dallas.
Josh Green continues to build the hype as he goes for 15 points, including four 3-pointers in the loss.
Dallas Mavericks next game and schedule
After tonight, the Mavericks host their only preseason game at the American Airlines Center on Friday against the Orlando Magic. Here is a look at the team’s next three games.
Oct. 7 vs Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m. CT in preseason
Oct. 14 at Utah Jazz at 8:00 p.m. CT in preseason
Oct. 19 at Phoenix Suns at 9:00 p.m. CT for their regular season opener
The Dallas Mavericks are just two weeks away from their regular season opener, and fans should be excited. Luka Doncic will be ready to face the Suns on Oct. 19 in what will be an exciting contest as Phoenix looks for revenge after that infamous Game 7 loss to Dallas in the second round of the playoffs. Fans certainly won’t want to miss that one, so please stay tuned.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.