NBA gambling expectations are again high for the Mavericks this year as they are considered one of the top threats with the NBA gambling odds to unseat the Lakers in the West.
With franchise player and superstar Dirk Nowitzki returning and with the addition of Tyson Chandler the Mavericks will make another run at finally winning an NBA title after blowing a 2-0 lead in the 2006 Finals to Miami, a defeat that the franchise has yet to fully recover from.
Sports-Gambling opened with Dallas as a +2000 NBA betting choice to win the world championship this season.
Despite their jump up the standings with 55 wins and the Southwest Division title the Mavericks proved to be a poor overall betting value as they paid out in just 37 games.
The season also ended with a major letdown as the number two seeded Mavericks were bounced in the first round of the playoffs by a veteran San Antonio Spurs team that was considered over the hill.
But owner Mark Cuban believes that they are close enough as he acquired shooting guard Dominique Jones from Memphis while spending $80 million on Nowitzki for a 4 year deal to keep him as the marquee player of the team.
Dallas enters this season having strung together 10 consecutive 50 win seasons. But without the elusive final step of winning a title that impressive feat is almost meaningless.
Nowitzki will be entering his 12th NBA betting online season and led the Mavericks last year with 25 points per game. He has played a total of 920 games for Dallas in his career.
Assist machine and quarterback Jason Kidd is also back and although he will be entering his 16th season he has proven to still be effective at dishing off the ball and running the offense as the floor general.
Rick Carlisle returns for another NBA gambling season as the head coach and is well respected by the players and by gamblers who recall his success at Indiana at Detroit. Cuban is one of the better owners in the game and will spend coin to improve the roster and his team’s chances at winning it all.