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Dallas Mavericks Betting and Team Guide

This team guide was created to help everyone who intends to engage with Dallas Mavericks betting.

Whether you want to place wagers on futures or simply bet on the individual Mavericks games, you will find useful information here.

We cover general facts and stats as well as regular updates and predictions related to the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks Betting in 2019-20

Let’s start with the latest Dallas Mavericks betting options and what we expect from the franchise in 2019-20.

Latest Dallas Mavericks Odds for 2019-20

Dallas Mavericks to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+1600
Dallas Mavericks to Win the 2020 NBA Western Conference+900
Dallas Mavericks to Win the 2020 NBA Southwest Division+150

Dallas Mavericks Predictions for 2019-20

  • Current Prediction: 49-53 wins
  • Current Pick: Win the Southwest Division +150
  • Last Updated: January 31st

It’s fitting that Dallas and Houston are squaring off on the final day of January. The two Texas teams have identical 29-18 records and are knotted atop the Southwest Division standings, meaning who emerges with the crown is still anybody’s guess.

Considering the Rockets are -170 to win the division while the Mavs are lurking at +150, I definitely recommend a bet that allows you to capture the significant upside. The Mavericks have a more than genuine shot at finishing the year with a better record than Houston.

Previous Dallas Mavericks Predictions

January 2nd

  • Prediction: 50-53 wins
  • Pick: No recommended bet

Dallas has a legitimate shot to catch the Rockets and eventually capture the Southwest Division, but I’d like to see the odds a bit more favorable than just +200. Nevertheless, while Houston might be the better “regular-season squad,” the dynamics that Luka Doncic brings to the table means anything could happen in the playoffs.

October 8th

  • Prediction: Fighting for .500 record
  • Pick: Under 40.5 Wins -125

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the teams that look unpredictable. Luka Doncic was excellent last season, but the team wasn’t competitive. The fans will hope that he forms a dynamic duo with Porzingis that will be enough to lead the franchise to success, but it’s early to tell if they will manage.

I feel the Western Conference is too stacked and Porzingis has been out for too long. The team will struggle to get even 40 wins, but that’s not an issue. The main goal of the 2019-20 campaign will be to build chemistry for the next one.

Season Preview

The Dallas Mavericks might be one of the most exciting teams in the upcoming NBA season. The franchise has 2019 Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Because of his lengthy injury, a lot of people have forgotten how insanely good the Latvian was.

Now he is back, and it’ll be interesting to see how he and Luka combine. On top of that, the Mavericks will be without the legendary Dirk Nowitzki, so it’s truly a new era for the organization. This makes betting on them a bit risky but appealing to people looking for high odds.

We don’t expect the team to fight for the NBA title or the Western Conference, but the first place in the Southwest Division is not out of the question. The Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs are the main rivals but have their issues.

The price of +175 is not high enough right now, but we recommend you to observe the start of the season. If Porzingis is back to his best and the chemistry between him and Luka is good enough, it might be a good idea to back the Mavericks to win the division.

Dallas Mavericks News and Updates

January 31st, by Michael Wynn

MRI results from this afternoon revealed a moderate sprain in Luka Doncic’s right ankle. The Mavs franchise player turned his right ankle in yesterday’s practice, and word on the street is that he’s going to miss approximately two weeks.

This means along with Jalen Brunson and Seth Curry, Delon Wright will also be in line for some serious minutes from now until the All-Star break.

Previous News and Updates

January 2nd, by Michael Wynn

Tim Hardaway Jr. injured his left hamstring on December 29th in a loss versus the Lakers and is still without an official timetable to return. Fortunately, Luka Doncic appears to be over his sprained ankle, and Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t suffered any setbacks with his surgically-repaired left knee.

Averaging over 116 points per game, Rick Carlisle’s offense is undeniably one of the most potent in the NBA.

October 8th, by Jerry Summer

We will all be watching the preseason, when Kristaps Porzingis will play for the first time with the Mavs jersey. The Latvian and his health will be one of the keys next season, so let’s see how the big man does in his return to NBA basketball.

July 12th, by Jerry Summer

As everyone expected, Kristaps Porzingis tied his long-term future with the Dallas Mavericks. The big man signed a new deal that will bring him close to $160 million over the next five years. He is also fit and ready to return on the court, so the Mavericks might be a factor in the upcoming season.

July 10th, by Jerry Summer

The Mavericks did most of their business last season, but they still made some changes at the start of the offseason. Delon Wright arrived from the Grizzlies, and Seth Curry was signed as a free agent. The franchise lost a couple of players due to expiring deals, most notably J.J. Barea.

More Dallas Mavericks and NBA Betting for 2019-20

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The Dallas Mavericks in 2019-20

Dallas Mavericks Roster in 2019-20

Knowing the roster of each NBA team well is crucial. If you are about to engage in betting on the Dallas Mavericks, you should know what to expect from the players, and we’re here to help with that. Let’s start with the full roster.

  • Luka Doncic – Guard
  • Jalen Brunson – Guard
  • Delon Wright – Guard
  • Devin Harris – Guard
  • Ryan Broekhoff – Guard
  • J. J. Barea – Guard
  • Josh Reaves – Guard
  • Donte Ingram – Guard
  • Phil Greene – Guard
  • Courtney Lee – Guard
  • Seth Curry – Guard
  • Antonius Cleveland – Guard
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. – Forward
  • Justin Jackson – Forward
  • Dorian Finney-Smith – Forward
  • Kristaps Porzingis – Forward
  • Dwight Powell – Forward
  • Maximilian Kleber – Forward
  • Isaiah Roby – Forward
  • Terry Larrier – Forward
  • Salah Mejri – Center
  • Boban Marjanovic – Center

Projected Starting Lineup

Here’s the projected starting lineup of the team after the return of Kristaps Porzingis.

  • Jalen Brunson – Point Guard
  • Luka Doncic – Shooting Guard
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. – Small Forward
  • Dwight Powell – Power Forward
  • Kristaps Porzingis – Center

That’s what most specialists predict as the starting lineup for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019-20. What can be said for sure is that this team has offense. The main ball handler should be Luka Doncic, and he’s exceptional in both scoring and passing.

The Slovenian and Porzingis will be the main contributor on this end of the court, with the rest of the team having a more supportive role. Brunson should help with the playmaking, while Tim Hardaway can provide some outside shooting to stretch the floor.

Powell’s main goal will be to attack from inside the post and get some rebounds. It’s a balanced side, but I’m not so sure about the defense.

None of the starters is an expert in that regard, but none is a liability either. It’s a team of around average defenders, so the coaching will make all the difference. If everyone is doing his job, it should be a solid performance.

Overall, the Mavericks should rely more on their offense and the exceptional Doncic and Porzingis.

Depth and Bench

Naturally, the bench will play a huge role in the Dallas Mavericks’s season, and you should have that in mind when betting on the franchise. The new boy Delon Wright should be the back-up playmaker, and he can orchestrate the offense pretty well.

Courtney Lee and Seth Curry will be expected to provide outside shooting, and both are really good at that. Boban Marjanovic is a solid big man for a backup, and there are a couple of other guys that could help.

Overall, we believe that the bench is somewhat similar to the starters. It’s decent offensively, but there are some questions about the defense.

Dallas Mavericks Staff in 2019-20

We all know that the players are the key, but a lot of people forget that a good coach can do wonders with any team. If you are going to bet on the Mavericks, you should also consider the potential impact of the coaching staff that includes the following people.

  • Head Coach: Rick Carlisle
  • Coaching Staff: Jenny Boucek (Asst. Coach), Stephen Silas (Asst. Coach), Jamahl Mosley (Asst. Coach), Mike Weinar (Asst. Coach), Larry Shyatt (Asst. Coach), Darrell Armstrong (Asst. Coach)
  • Ownership: Mark Cuban
  • General Manager: Donnie Nelson

Some teams prefer to change coaches often, but not the Mavericks. Rick Carlisle has been around since 2008 and has proven his worth to the franchise. He was the NBA Coach of the Year in 2002, but more importantly, he led the organization to the title in 2011.

Carlisle is a man who has the experience and the knowledge to challenge with a competitive roster at his hands. After a couple of years of rebuilding, he finally will lead a team that has the talent to be a force in the Western Conference.

The 2019-20 season will probably be too early for the Mavericks to do something memorable, but they should be in contention for a playoff spot. That would be a great platform for the upcoming years and will provide the young stars with invaluable experience for the future.

Dallas Mavericks Schedule in 2019-20

If your preferred Dallas Mavericks betting pattern is to go after individual games, you should certainly follow the team’s schedule. Sometimes, there could be tough streaks of long road trips that affect even the best organizations in the NBA. In other cases, the players will be fresh after a break and will be able to perform better.

The schedule for the 2019-20 season is not out yet, but as soon as it’s released, we will publish it here and highlight the crucial moments for the Mavericks.

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Dallas Mavericks Overview and Key Info

The Dallas Mavericks joined the NBA as an expansion team in 1980 and played at Reunion Arena until the American Airlines Center was opened in 2001.

Throughout their nearly 40 years in the league, the Mavericks have won three division titles in 1987, 2007, and 2010. They made their first finals appearance in 2006 facing the Miami Heat but lost in a 4-2 series.

Redemption came in 2011, though. Once again, the Mavs faced the Heat, and it was a 4-2 outcome. But this time, the team from Dallas emerged as NBA champions for the first and only time.

That championship title was earned under current head coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle has been with the Mavericks since 2008.

Dallas Mavericks – Key Info
Current Team Location
In Dallas, Texas, since 1980
Western Conference – Southwest
American Airlines Center
G League Team
Texas Legends
Team Value (Forbes 2018)
$1.9 billion

Dallas Mavericks History

The Dallas Mavericks had their inaugural season in 1980-81 as the NBA’s newest expansion team.

TV Ties

The team was named after the TV western Maverick that aired in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. The show’s star, James Garner, was part of the ownership group, so the name beat out other top contenders like Dallas Express and Dallas Wranglers.

There was already a local Mavericks team at the University of Texas at Arlington, but they didn’t pursue legal action. So, the Mavericks have been in Dallas using the same name for nearly 40 years.

The Early Years

Dick Motta was the first head coach and had two separate stints with the Mavs. The first was from 1980-87, guiding a new team to five consecutive playoff seasons starting in their fourth season of play (1983-84), assisted by the team’s assists leader, Brad Davis.

In Motta’s final season of his first term (1987), Dallas won their first division championship, finishing the season with a 55-27 record but losing in the first round of the playoffs to the SuperSonics.

Struggles in the ‘90s

For the last decade of the 20th century, the Mavericks were less than stellar. They were out of any post-season action for ten years from 1991 to 2000 despite the talents of Rookie of the Year Jason Kidd.

Playoff Streak

Coach Don Nelson came aboard in 1997. Nelson is one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history and slowly pulled the Mavs out of the cellar and back into playoff contention. The 2000-01 season started a 12-year playoff streak. Nelson was replaced by Avery Johnson after the 2004-05 season and had recorded a .575 winning percentage in his eight seasons.

Avery Johnson took the baton and continued Nelson’s work with consistent post-season years during his tenure from 2005-08. Johnson led the Mavericks to a 2005-06 Western Conference championship, but the Mavericks lost to the Miami Heat in a 4-2 finals series. Johnson was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2006. Dallas followed up their first finals appearance with a second division title in 2007 and NBA MVP nod for Dirk Nowitzki.

A Heat(ed) Rematch

Nowitzki would receive another Most Valuable Player designation in 2011, this time for the NBA Finals.

Under current head coach Rick Carlisle, the Mavericks had another shot at the championship, once again facing the Miami Heat in the finals. This time, though, the 4-2 series was a win for Dallas. It was the first and last NBA championship for the Dallas Mavericks to date.

Recognized Players

The Mavericks have had five Hall of Famers on their roster over the years. The first inductee was Alex English, who played one season in Dallas from 1990-91 and was made a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. The others are Adrian Dantley (1989-90), Dennis Rodman (2000), Jason Kidd, (1994-96 and 2008-12), and Steve Nash (1998-2004).

Additionally, the Dallas franchise has retired three numbers. Brad Davis was the first to receive the honor. Davis was on the roster from 1980-92, and his number 15 was retired in his last season. Rolando Blackman spent 11 years with the Mavericks from 1981-92, and his #22 was retired in 2000.

Derek Harper is the third. Harper played in Dallas from 1983-94 and again in the 1996-97 season. Harper’s number 12 was retired in 2018.

Championships and Playoffs

  • NBA Championship: 2011
  • Conference Titles: 2011, 2006
  • Division Titles: 2010, 2007, 1987

Home Court – American Airlines Center

  • Inaugurated: 2001
  • Renovated: n/a
  • Capacity: 19,200
  • Former Names: n/a

Reunion Arena was the first home of the Dallas Mavericks and also had the NHL’s Dallas Stars as another primary tenant. Reunion opened in 1980 but was the last NBA/NHL arena built without any luxury suites. Reunion had plenty of wear and tear and was eventually demolished in 2009.

In 2001, both the Mavericks and the Stars moved into the brand-new American Airlines Center. The arena is multi-purpose and is located in Dallas’ Victory Park area. Naming rights went to American Airlines, which is headquartered at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  • Venue Address: American Airlines Arena, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
  • Mailing Address: Dallas Mavericks, 1333 N Stemmons Freeway, Suite 105, Dallas, TX 75207
  • Phone: 214-747-6287

Dallas Mavericks Head Coaches

The Mavericks have had nine head coaches since their first season in 1980. Dick Motta was first on the list and had a seven-season first of two terms. It took the new Dallas Mavericks three years to get things rolling, but Motta then led them to five consecutive playoff seasons with regular-season winning records in each of those years from 1984-1988.


The winningest coaches in the Mavericks organization have been the last three to hold the position. Don Nelson is a Hall of Famer and spent 1997-2005 with the Mavs. Nelson is one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history and left Dallas with a .575 winning record.

Next in line was Avery Johnson, from 2005-08. Under Johnson, the Mavericks won their first conference title in 2006 but lost to the Heat in the NBA Finals. Johnson was named Coach of the Year for that season.

Dallas Mavericks Head Coaches
92008-Rick Carlisle470-416 .53027-26.5092011
8 2005-08Avery Johnson194-70.73523-24.489
71997-05 Don Nelson339-251.57519-24.442
61996-97Jim Cleamons28-70.286X-X
1b1994-96Dick Motta62-102.378X-X
51993-94Quinn Buckner13-69.159X-X
41992-93Gar Heard9-44.170X-X
31989-92Richie Adubato94-170.3560-3 .000
21987-89John MacLeod96-79.549 10-7 .588
11980-87Dick Motta267-307.46511-17.393

Current head coach Rick Carlisle can claim not only a second conference title but also the Mavericks’ only NBA championship in 2011.

Rick Carlisle

Carlisle is a former shooting guard who played for the Celtics, Knicks, and Nets in the 1980s. His first coaching position was with the New Jersey Nets as an assistant from 1989-94. Rick was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons (2001-03) and Indiana Pacers (2003-07) before signing on as Dallas’ ninth in 2008.

Through the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks, Carlisle has compiled a 470-416 (.530) regular-season record. In the post-season, he has a 27-26 win-loss for a .509 winning percentage. Since Carlisle took over, the Mavs have had seven out of eleven playoff seasons and have won their third division title.

Dallas Mavericks Last Five Seasons

SeasonCoachFinishW-L%PlayoffsPoints Leader (avg/game)
2018-19Rick Carlisle5th33-49.402Luka Doncic (21.2)
2017-18Rick Carlisle4th24-58.293 Harrison Barnes (18.9)
2016-17Rick Carlisle5th 33-49.402 Harrison Barnes (19.2)
2015-16Rick Carlisle2nd42-40.512Lost First Round Dirk Nowitzki (20.4)
2014-15Rick Carlisle4th 50-32.610Lost First RoundMonta Ellis (26.0)

Dallas Mavericks All-Time Career Leaders

Points Dirk Nowitzki 31,5601998-2019
Average Pts/Game Mark Aguirre 24.611981-1989
AssistsDerek Harper 5,1111983-1994
ReboundsDirk Nowitzki11,489 1998-2019

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is from Germany and played for the DJK Würzburg team in the second Bundesliga League from 1994-1998. In 1998, he was a first-round pick by the Milwaukee Bucks on behalf of the Mavericks, and his entire career, from 1998 on, has been in Dallas.

Many consider Nowitzki to be one of the best power forwards in the league’s history. Nowitzki was the Finals MVP for the Mavericks NBA championship series in 2011. He’s a 13-time NBA All-Star, four-time All-NBA First Team, and joined the 50-40-90 club in 2007. In 2006, Dirk was champion of the NBA Three-Point Shootout. He was also the league’s 2007 Most Valuable Player and 2017 NBA Teammate of the Year.

Not only is Nowitzki the Mavericks’ all-time career scoring leader with 31,560 points, but he’s second to Mark Aguirre for average points per game at 21.20. Dirk is also the career rebounds leader for the franchise with 11,489 through the 2018-19 season, the year he retired from professional basketball.

Mark Aguirre

In 1981, the Dallas Mavericks selected Mark Aguirre as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Aguirre was a two-time Consensus First-Team All-American in 1980 and ’81 at DePaul as well as the 1980 Naismith College Player of the Year and 1981 Sporting News College Player of the Year.

Aguirre played for the Mavericks from 1981 to 1989, becoming the team’s leader in average points per game with 24.61. Through his entire NBA career, Mark averaged more than 20 points per season. The small forward is a three-time NBA All-Star, playing in 1984, 1987, and 1988. He went on to play for the Pistons in 1989-93 and then retired with the Clippers in 1993-94.

In 2002, he was hired as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers. After a season, he became the New York Knicks assistant coach from 2003-08. Aguirre was inducted in the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

Derek Harper

Derek Harper spent two stints with the Dallas Mavericks from 1983-94 and then from 1996-97. He was a first-round selection by the Mavs in the 1983 NBA Draft after playing for the Fighting Illini at Illinois where he was Second-Team All-American – AP in ’83. Harper was the Big Ten assists leader in 1981-82 and was named to the Illini Men’s Basketball All-Century Team in 2004.

In the NBA, the point guard is a two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1987 and 1990. He’s the current Mavericks career assists leader with 5,111 and has had his number 12 retired by the Dallas organization. Harper went on to play for the Knicks, Magic, and Lakers before retiring in 1999 with a career 6,577 assists.

Mavericks Trivia

NBA All-Star and one of the Mavericks’ most popular players, Jason Kidd transitioned from player to head coach of the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 and compiled a winning record (44-38) for his first season.

Derek Harper’s daughter, Dana, was a contestant on season 11 of The Voice.

Although owner Mark Cuban is known for being outspoken and subsequently getting fined, he set a personal record in 2018 with a $600,000 penalty for saying that his team wasn’t trying to win.

Mark Aguirre is the Mavericks’ only number-one draft pick. Aguirre became a three-time All-Star and was on the Mavs 2011 championship team.

The 2006-07 season was the Mavericks’ best, recording a 67-15 win-loss, .817 winning percentage.

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