- 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.
- 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.
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.