The Dallas Mavericks were last year one of the most anonymous NBA teams. That was before the Orlando Bubble. Dallas’s performance after the pandemic shut down electrified gamblers and fans. Dallas lost their first round playoff series to the highly favored LA Clippers. LA suffered a six-game setback that was not easily overcome. The upset bid saw a new star emerge for NBA gamblers and fans. Luka Doncic was the star of the show during the first round in 2020 NBA Playoffs. Doncic and Dallas were the future leaders of the Association.
Dallas was one the preseason favorites to win the 2020-21 NBA season due to that impressive impression. The Mavericks failed to make a splash and spent the majority of the year trying to recover. Although they did not make a profit, Dallas was the Southwest Division champions. However, this board value could shift dramatically in the playoffs.
Dallas Mavericks Strengths & Weaknesses
The Mavericks are among the most offensive teams in the NBA, scoring 3rd-most point per game and averaging 115.8 points per cent of their possessions. Dallas’s current offensive rating of 115.8 is the highest in NBA history. Yes, it would surpass the Kevin Durant/Steph Curry Warriors as well as the Magic Johnson/Kareem Abdel-Jabbar Lakers. How is this possible?
The team starts with an analytics-driven approach that has resulted in 39.5% of their points coming from 3-point range. This is more than any other squad this year. Rick Carlisle’s offense relies heavily on spacing this season in order to allow Luka Doncic, All-Star guard, to drive. You can expect a historic level offensive production if you add four of the top ten offensive rating players this season, including Luka Doncic, who is the league’s leading offensive rating.
The Mavericks’ stark gap between their overall and clutch-time production is a major concern. The Mavericks are the league’s top offensive rating team, but they have been struggling to achieve a 14-21 record for clutch time appearances. Dallas failed to win close games this season. This could lead to some heartbreaking playoff losses.
The Mavericks offense is great, but their defense has not been as good. With 110.0 points allowed per 100 possessions the team is 17th in defensive rating. This makes them the league’s top offensive rating team and their 6th best net rating team. The Mavericks have turned the ball over three times less per game than their opponents, yet they still allow the most opponent fast breaks points. They also allow the 12th most points in the paint and the 10th-most second chance points to opponents.
Best Dallas Mavericks predictions
The Mavericks aren’t likely to win the NBA championship this year, but they have moneylines between +7500 & +6000. Although their chances of winning the Western Conference are slightly better, it doesn’t seem likely. According to Las Vegas lines, their total wins overunder are 41.5. Their record against the spread for the last season was 45-34-3.
Dallas is the underdog in their first game. The spread shows that Mavericks range from +5 to +6.5 points depending on which bookmaker they are using. Check out the current odds to place moneyline bets. They range from +162 to +185.
The odds of winning MVP are another line worth considering. Luka Doncic, the Mavericks’ player, is currently at +1600. He is not the best of the bunch, but he is still one of the top ten candidates.Last Updated on October 2, 2021