Dallas Mavericks Odds


The Dallas Mavericks are arguably one of the most underachieving teams in either conference, particularly in light of a trade-deadline acquisition of Kyrie Irving that was intended to push Dallas into the top tier of contenders in the West. Instead, Jason Kidd’s squad has seemingly regressed and is now forced to make a late push for a play-in spot, at most. Check out Dallas Mavericks odds for every game below as well as their NBA title odds.

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Mavericks NBA title odds

Despite Dallas’ worrisome late-season outlook, the Mavericks still lay claim to one of the most dynamic backcourts in the league in the form of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. The prodigious offensive upside and postseason experience of each player makes the Mavs a wild-card of sorts if they can manage to get into the postseason.

The Mavericks also boast some intriguing complementary options in Tim Hardaway and Christian Wood that keep Dallas from being a true top-heavy team in terms of its scoring sources. Younger players such as Josh Green and Jaden Hardy have also gained some value experience thanks to absences on the part of both Doncic and Irving and have proven capable of putting together some spike performances.

The Nuggets, Grizzlies and Kings are likely the primary obstacles to Dallas emerging from the Western Conference, and each squad certainly has the ability to pose a serious challenge to the Mavericks thanks to their highly talented frontcourts. If the Mavs managed to navigate that treacherous trio and other fellow contenders, the likeliest final obstacles between them and the Larry O’Brien Trophy would be the Bucks, Celtics or 76ers. 

Dallas headed into the final three games of the season with a 21-26 mark against teams with .500 or better records, including a 1-5 mark against the aforementioned Eastern Conference trio.

Mavericks roster

  • Luka Doncic
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Frank Ntiklikina
  • Jaden Hardy
  • Justin Holiday
  • Theo Pinson
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Josh Green
  • Reggie Bullock
  • Maxi Kleber
  • Davis Bertans
  • Markieff Morris
  • Christian Wood
  • Dwight Powell
  • JaVale McGee
  • A.J. Lawson (two-way contract)
  • McKinley Wright (two-way contract)

Who are the best players on the Mavericks?

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are indisputably the Mavericks’ two top players, and by an exceedingly comfortable margin at that.

Doncic enters the final three games of the 2022-23 regular season averaging career highs in points (32.8), steals (1.4) and field-goal percentage (49.8). The star Slovenian is also putting up 8.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists per contest, and despite the addition of Irving, arguably remains the team’s most indispensable component.

Irving has missed five games since his Dallas debut, but the 19 contests he’s suited up for have seen him produce impressive averages of 26.7 points, 5.9 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals alongside 51.1 percent shooting, including 37.7 percent from behind the arc. 

Mavericks props

The Lines’ dynamic prop search tool allows bettors to quickly identify the best possible price among top legal, regulated sportsbooks. Consequently, bettors interested in capitalizing on wagering opportunities for star players such as Doncic, Irving and Wood can easily set themselves up for profitable scenarios. 

For example, say Doncic is facing a Nuggets team that’s been vulnerable to point guards throughout the season. Using The Lines’ prop search tool, a bettor can find the best possible price on Doncic points + assists prop bets, or any other prop bet available for the star guard.

Mavericks current season

The Mavericks seemingly scuffled to stay above .500 for most of the pre-All-Star-break portion of the season, and a slump that began in early March finally put Dallas under that threshold for the duration of the regular season. 

As alluded to previously, the Mavericks have actually fared worse record-wise since trading away Spencer Dinwiddie and defensive specialist Dorian Finney-Smith to the Nets for Irving, going 8-16 straight up from March 8 to April 2. 

While Irving has put together some stellar performances in what might be a very brief Mavericks tenure, the hard evidence corroborates there’s not only been a lack of net improvement for the team, but that his addition has been actual detriment. 

The net statistical improvement that Irving has offered over Dinwiddie is arguably negated by the subtraction of Finney-Smith’s defensive presence – Dallas is giving up 117.9 points per game since trading him away.

Entering the final three games of the campaign, there’s rumblings the Mavericks, which have a protected pick in the top 10 in June’s draft, could shut down their star backcourt and wave the white flag on their postseason pursuit. 

Mavs transactions

  • Feb. 5: Traded Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, an unprotected 2029 first-round pick and 2027 and 2029 second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris.

The trade for Irving is the sole major move the Mavericks made dating back to the offseason. As already discussed, the trade has actually served to worsen Dallas’ record and defensive efficiency overall. 

The move could also have negative ramifications beyond this season. Dallas not only gave up significant draft capital, but Irving, who’s on an expiring contract, appears set to test free agency this offseason and is likely to command yet another massive contract offer the Mavericks are unlikely to match.

Meanwhile, Morris has been used sparingly since the trade and is also on an expiring deal the Mavericks aren’t expected to have any interest in renewing.

How to bet on the Mavs

There are a multitude of ways to place bets on the Mavericks throughout the NBA regular season and postseason — point spread, moneyline, over under, futures, props, live, betting, parlays and teasers are just some of the wagers available through top legal, regulated sportsbooks.

Point spread wagers involve placing a bet on the margin of victory or defeat a team will produce in a certain game. For example, say the Mavericks are favored by 3 points in a matchup against the Utah Jazz, denoted as “-3” on a sportsbook’s betting market. Bettors wagering the Mavericks -3 will cash their tickets if Dallas beats Utah by at least four points. If the Mavs win by exactly 3, they’ll receive back the amount they originally staked, while if they win by less than 3 or lose outright, the bettor will lose the amount they originally staked.

Moneyline wagers involve placing a bet on a team to win a game outright. Using the same Mavericks-Jazz example, say Dallas is a -130 favorite. That means bettors placing a bet on a Mavericks victory will win $1 for every $1.30 they wagered if a win does indeed come to pass. If Dallas loses, the bettor will lose the amount they originally staked.

An over-under wager involves betting whether a game, quarter, half, etc. will end over or under a certain point total for either both or one of the teams in a game. For example, say the projected total for a hypothetical Jazz-Mavericks game is 228 points. Bettors placing a wager on the Over will cash their tickets if the game ends with a combined score of 229 points or more, and they’ll lose the amount staked if ends with 227 points or less. The game ending exactly with 228 points would result in the bettor getting the original amount staked in return but no actual winnings.

Futures wagers involve placing a bet on an outcome that won’t unfold until a later date, such as the end of a season. An example of a futures wager involving the Mavericks would have been a bet prior to the start of the season on whether they’d win at least 45 games. Bettors who would have placed that wager would have lost the amount they originally staked since Dallas finished well below that mark.

Other ways to bet on the Mavericks include prop bets (i.e. whether a player or the team itself will exceed or fall below a certain statistical benchmark), live betting (wagers placed as a game is ongoing and based on certain in-game events), parlays (i.e. placing a bet on the Mavericks winning and Doncic dishing out over a certain number of assists, or a bet on both the Mavericks and another team winning on the same night) and teasers (lowering the point spread the Mavericks are favored by against a certain opponent and betting another team by adding the same number of points to the spread of their game).

Mavs Franchise History

The Mavericks’ inaugural season with the 1980-81 campaign, one they finished with a 15-67 record. Dick Motta served as the team’s first head coach and remained in the position until 1987. Dallas improved its win total each season under Motta and qualified for the playoffs in each of his last four seasons.

The Mavericks made the postseason in two of the first three seasons after Motta was replaced by John Macleod, but they’d then suffer a playoff drought until the 2000-01 season. However, that would begin a streak of postseason appearances that lasted through the 2015-16 campaign and included two NBA Finals appearances against the Miami Heat, the latter (after the 2010-11 season) culminating in an NBA title. 

Dirk Nowitzki, who played for Dallas from the 1998-1999 to the 2018-19 seasons, is the Mavericks’ career scoring leader with 31,560 points. Doncic, who began his NBA career at age 19, already has accumulated 9,058 points as his fifth season nears an end.


What are the odds that the Mavericks are going to win the championship this year?

At +35000, oddsmakers are giving the Mavericks 350 to 1 odds to win the NBA title this season, with an implied probability of 0.28%.

How likely are the Mavericks to make the playoffs?

The Mavericks currently have +750 odds to reach the Western Conference playoffs, an implied probability of 11.8%.

Are the Mavericks out of the playoffs?

As of April 4, the Mavericks are in the No. 11 seed in the Western Conference, a game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, which also own the tiebreaker over Dallas courtesy of a 2-1 win in the season series between the clubs.