Dallas Mavericks Odds 2023-24: Tracking Mavs Championship Odds, Playoff Chances, and More

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Dallas Mavericks odds to win the NBA Finals depend on Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving

Key Takeaways: 

  • 🏆 The Dallas Mavericks' odds to win the NBA Championship are +4000, per DraftKings Sportsbook.
  • 📊 Converted to implied probability, this gives the Mavs a 2.4% chance of winning the NBA Finals.
  • 📈 The Mavs' playoff odds are -200, or a 66.7% implied probability.

The biggest news to come out of Dallas this season was Mark Cuban's plan to sell controlling interest in the franchise while still keeping control of the basketball operations. He is going to net billions in profits, and both the sporting world and the political world are wondering what his next move will be.

For the time being, his team sits in seventh place in the Western Conference and is second in the Southwest.

I'll be tracking the Dallas Mavericks' odds all season so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest updates.

2023-2024 Dallas Mavericks Odds

After jumping out to a lead in the Southwest and placing themselves in the Finals conversation to start the year, the Mavs' odds have dropped off in recent weeks. On the plus side, this could represent an intriguing betting opportunity for those who believe the Mavs could go on a run through the rest of the regular season. 

The table below will follow along with all of the Mavericks' odds that have an impact on a potential postseason run, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook Texas.

Win Total47.5
Mavericks To Make The Playoffs-300
Mavericks To Miss The Playoffs+235
Mavericks To Make The Play-In Tournament-210
Mavericks To Win The Southwest Division+155
Mavericks To Win The Western Conference+1700
Mavericks To Win The 2024 NBA Finals+4200
✅ Odds Last VerifiedFebruary 7, 2024

Compared to last month, we've seen the Mavericks go from favorites to win the Southwest Division at -115 to slight underdogs after being passed by the New Orleans Pelicans. Those odds have lengthened as recently as two weeks ago when FanDuel had them listed at +125. Despite the negative odds movement for Dallas, they sit just 1.5 games behind the Pelicans as of February 7.

The Mavs' season win total has jumped up by two full games in the past two weeks, but the over at 47.5 is currently priced at +112 whereas the under is -140. In other Mavs' odds movement, betting markets seem to indicate that if Dallas wants to make the postseason, they are going to have to do so through the play-in tournament.

2023 Mavericks Team Projections

As polarizing as Kyrie Irving is, he is a dominant player when his head is on straight, and one of the more clutch performers we have seen over the past decade. Having him and Doncic together for an entire season will allow them more time to figure out how to play best off each other, and that is sometimes the key to taking the next step when placing two superstars alongside each other. The Mavs owe other teams three first-round picks and seven second-round picks between now and 2030, which could hamper their ability to acquire a better-than-decent player at the trade deadline.

Latest Mavericks News

The sale of the franchise has been the biggest piece of off-the-court news, with Cuban selling to the Adelson and Dumont families, who made their fortunes with the Sands Casino corporation. The sale is expected to close on Dec. 20 for somewhere between $3.5 and $3.8 billion.

  • 📆 Feb. 6, 2024: Kyrie Irving leads the Mavs in scoring in his return to Brooklyn, helping push them to a 119-107 win.
  • 📆 Feb. 6, 2024: Dante Exum's knee injury will cause him to miss his sixth straight game. Exum has only appeared in two games so far in 2024.
  • 📆 Jan. 20, 2024: Dallas reportedly has interest in trading for Kyle Kuzma from the Washington Wizards.
  • 📆 Dec. 8: Mavs center Dwight Powell stepped on Kyrie Irving's foot, an injury that looked quite serious at the time but only ended up being a bruised heel. A timeline for his return is unknown.
  • 📆 July 14: Signed point guard Dante Exum, a free agent who has been out of the league for several seasons but has not stepped in quite admirably for the injured Irving.
  • 📆 July 14: Acquired Richaun Holmes and the rights to Olivier Maxence-Prosper, the 24th pick in the NBA draft, from Sacramento in exchange for cash considerations.
  • 📆 July 12: Signed free agent forward Grant Williams from the Boston Celtics.
  • 📆 Feb. 9: Traded Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, and three future draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving.
  • 📆 Sept. 22, 2022: Signed Luka Doncic to a five-year, $152 million contract extension

Key Contributors on the Mavericks Roster

Doncic is a perennial Most Valuable Player contender who would be considered the best European player in the NBA if not for the presence of Denver's Nikola Jokic or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, who combined have won four of the last five MVP awards. Still, Doncic is third in the league in scoring at 32.0 points per game, and Irving was averaging 23.0 points before he was injured. With Tim Hardaway providing consistent scoring off the bench and Dereck Lively having a couple of monster games as the rookie starting center, the Mavs have shown marked improvement from last season and could conceivably finish atop the West if the Timberwolves or Thunder (who nobody predicted would hold the top two spots in the West) slide back in the standings. 

Where Can I Bet on the Mavericks?

Texas sportsbooks have yet to be legalized, meaning fans who really want to put some money down on the Mavs would have to travel outside of the state to places like Louisiana, Arkansas, or even across the border to Mexico. A bill to legalize sports wagering passed the House in 2023, a first in Texas. The bill quickly stalled in the Senate and cannot be picked up until 2025, when the legislature next meets.

A Quick Glance at the Dallas Mavericks NBA Team

The Mavs have had some all-time great players grace their roster, but only have one NBA Championship trophy to show for it. Here's a quick look at the Mavericks' postseason success:

👑 Finals Championships:1 (2011)
⭐ Finals Appearances:2
🏆 Conference Championships:2
👀 Conference Championship Appearances:5
💪 Playoff Appearances:24
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Dallas Mavericks 2023 Schedule: Top Games

The Mavericks are never boring because they have Doncic and Irving on the team and Cuban sitting behind the bench, and they are a mainstay on ESPN, Turner Sports, and NBA TV. They will have some measuring stick games, three of which we will highlight.

February 8 at Oklahoma City, 3:00 p.m., NBA TV, NBA League Pass

With the Thunder now an improved commodity thanks to the all-NBA play of Shai Gilgeous Alexander and the strong rookie campaign of Chet Holmgren, this could very well be a tiebreaker game on the final day of the season to see which of these teams would have homecourt advantage in one of the later playoff rounds. It also could have an impact on individual player awards, including Doncic for MVP and Tim Hardaway for the Sixth Man award.

February 22 vs Phoenix Suns, 7:30 p.m., TNT

With no games remaining against the Pelicans, the Suns are the next closest team in terms of Western Conference standings. As of February 7, the Mavs trail Phoenix by two games and will need to come away with a victory if they want to make up ground and avoid the play-in tournament.

March 1 at Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Speaking of measuring stick games, the Celtics have been on an absolute roll all season long and have positioned themselves as not only Eastern Conference favorites but NBA Finals favorites. This will let the Mavs know exactly where they stand and how realistic a deep postseason run is for the team.

How to Watch the Mavericks

All Mavericks games are shown on Bally Sports Southwest and NBA League Pass. They also have several games scheduled to air nationally between ESPN/ABC, Turner Sports, and NBA TV.

Where do the Mavericks Play?

Dallas plays its home games at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas.

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Chris Sheridan is a veteran NBA writer who has been covering the league since 1992, with a specialty in international basketball after being credentialed for every Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta. He has been covering sports gambling since 2018.

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