NBA betting odds makers did not have the Mavericks favored to make the Finals but they have proven to be a resilient NBA playoffs betting commodity that is well balanced and talented.
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals to gain a berth in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2006. Dallas was the three seed in the West and took out the two time defending World Champion Los Angeles Lakers for their signature triumph. In the first round Dallas handled the Portland Trailblazers.
The opportunity to play in the Finals means a lot to franchise superstar Dirk Nowitzki and owner Mark Cuban, who both suffered through the heartbreak of the 2006 Finals when Dallas blew a 2-0 series lead to the Miami Heat and imploded with 4 consecutive losses.
The franchise has never fully recovered from that basketball betting debacle but has strived for another shot at the World Championship.
Dallas has been far and away the biggest money maker in the NBA Playoffs this with a record of 12-2-1 against the spread while going 12-3 straight up. The Mavericks have stunned experts with a significantly improved defense that ranks 5th best in the NBA Playoffs for points allowed.
When you add the solid defense to the 2nd ranked offense in the post season you have the makings of a champion.
Nowitzki has proven to be a top NBA sports betting asset with a team best 28.4 points per game in post season as he proved the worth of the big contract that he signed with Cuban to stay with the Mavericks.
Veteran playmaker Jason Kidd still brings it as well as he has averaged a team best 7.7 assists per game while Tyson Chandler has been a top Windex man with 9.3 rebounds per game in the playoffs. Nowitzki has also been willing to mix it up in the paint with 7.5 rebounds per game.
Cuban is thrilled to be in the Finals and vows that the Mavericks are not done with their mission as of yet. Cuban’s ownership has made Dallas a perennial success with the NBA betting odds and all that remains is a title.