Dallas Mavericks’ Bettor Places $50k Wager on First NBA 0-3 Comeback
After last series comeback win against the Phoenix Suns, you can’t rule out the Dallas Mavericks. They dropped their first 3 games of the series against the Warriors and face a challenge that has never been complete before.
No NBA team has ever comeback from a 0-3 deficit, but that’s not going to keep the Mavericks from trying. The Golden State Warriors have been widely regarded as the favorite to win the NBA Finals and they’ve lived up to the hype so far.
They won the first two games at home in this series and snuck out a game in Dallas as well. The Mavericks were able to win Game 4, which has started their improbable journey of coming back 0-3.
Huge Bets Placed on Dallas Mavericks in 2022 Playoffs
There is at least one person who is convinced that the Dallas Mavericks can pull off the impossible. The unnamed bettor actually placed a few very large bets on the Mavericks recently.
The original bet was taken at Caesars’ sportsbook for $50,000 at 30-1 odds. That means the bet would cash into an absurd $1.5 million. Not only that, the same bettor placed a $10,000 bet on the Mavericks to win the NBA Finals at 75-1 odds ($750,000 payout).
No NBA team has ever come back from down 0-3 to win a series… pic.twitter.com/1VaTB5thzM— br_betting (@br_betting) May 25, 2022
There was also an astronomical bet placed on the Dallas Mavericks -1 spread in Game 4 worth $420,000. The Mavericks rewarded him by winning 119-109 (10 point margin). Will they be able to reward this other bettor who has much higher expectations?
After winning Game 4, the Maverick’s odds to win the series on BetOnline is (+1500) while the Warriors are at (-4000). Sportsbooks know the improbability here, but they would be in trouble if the Mavericks pulled off something that’s never been done in NBA history before.
Dallas Mavericks Outlook for Western Conference Finals
So is it possible for the Mavericks to come all the way back from being down 0-3? As we know in sports, nothing is impossible. Yes, it’s never been done before but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.
Lots of people doubted LeBron James and the Cavaliers in 2016 and they pulled off a 3-1 comeback. That was the year when the Golden State Warriors broke the record for the best record in the regular season at 73-9.
So how many times has a team faced an 0-3 deficit in NBA history? Throughout 75 years, NBA teams have been down 0-3 146 times. They have lost every single time, but 11 teams have forced a Game 6. 3 teams were also able to force a Game 7, but weren’t able to finish the heroic comeback.
In 2003, the Mavericks had a 3-0 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. They ended up winning Game 7, which saved the Mavs from being a laughing stock in the NBA.
If this is going to be possible for Dallas in 2022, it’s going to be on the back of superstar Luka Doncic. He’s been incredible all year and in the playoffs. His near triple double in Game 4 (30 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists) was a big reason why they were able to win.
If Doncic keeps up his high level of play and the rest of the team does their job, they could become the first ever team to comeback 0-3 in NBA history.