The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Luka Doncic snapped his streak of 30-point games to open the season as the Mavs were just flat in Orlando, and they never found their offense.
Luckily, Luka and company don’t have to wait long as they travel to the nation’s capital to face the Washington Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Wizards have lost five of their last seven games, and it will be a matchup between Doncic and his former teammate Kristaps Porzingis.
Fans should be excited as the Mavericks look to get back on track, and they get to see Luka face KP on Thursday night. Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on the contest.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are 3.5-point favorites entering the contest. They sit at minus-162 on the moneyline, and the over/under is 208.5.
FanDuel has not hung player props for the Mavs because they are on the second night of a back-to-back, but fans should check back closer to tipoff if they are searching for them.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards injury report
The Mavs are on the second night of back-to-back, so they did not release an official injury report. Christian Wood (knee) and Davis Bertans (knee) did not travel with the team on the road trip, so they will both be out. Tim Hardaway Jr. played on Wednesday night, so the rest of the roster should be healthy for Thursday's contest in the nation’s capital.
The Wizards ruled out Bradley Beal in the health and safety protocols, and he is one of six players listed as out for Thursday’s contest. Former Maverick Delon Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue, and Vernon Carey Jr., Isaiah Todd, Johnny Davis, and Jordan Schakel are on assignment in the G League. Taj Gibson is listed as questionable with a neck injury.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards 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), NBC Sports Washington (Wizards' local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards predictions
Luka Doncic drops 27 as the Mavericks win in Washington on the second night of a back-to-back. They sink just enough open shots to knock off the shorthanded Wizards as Doncic finishes two rebounds shy of his third triple-double of the season.
Spencer Dinwiddie makes it two straight 20-point games as he goes off on his former team. Expect the 6’5 guard to have a little extra motivation, especially after how things ended in the nation’s capital.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs start a five-game homestand on Saturday night after taking on the Wizards. It includes four games against projected playoff teams in the Western Conference, so they will need to get back on track quickly. Here is a look at the first three games of that set.
Nov. 12 vs Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 15 vs LA Clippers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Nov. 16 vs Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. CT
How will Luka Doncic bounce back after being held under 30 for the first time this season? Expect the 23-year-old superstar to find his jumper and go off against the Wizards as he gears up for a difficult five-game homestand. Do not miss it.
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