Dallas
Mavericks
Stadium American Airlines Center
40-27 Overall | WESTERN 7th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division116.4110.3
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
@
Minnesota
W111-91
Mon  3/2
@
Chicago
L107-109
Wed  3/4
vs
New Orleans
W / OT127-123
Fri  3/6
vs
Memphis
W121-96
Sun  3/8
vs
Indiana
L109-112
Tue  3/10
@
San Antonio
L109-119
Wed  3/11
vs
Denver
W113-97
Sat  3/14
vs
Phoenix
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
@
Los Angeles
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
@
Sacramento
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 4 teams who have 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the championship. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 0.2% chance is #13 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 0.6% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. They are projected to win 47 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 42.5. They are making the playoffs. Their chances of winning the division stand at 29.9%. They were a +175 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 21.9% at 10/1, 9.1%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 40.1-25.9. At 39-27 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+250 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (34-29-3) for a 210 profit. Their over-under record is 39-26-1. Based on computer simulations they only have a 40% chance to beat the Nuggets in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): They are an elite shooting team with a true FG% of 58.2% (#4 in League). They average 108.9 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 108.5. On the road they average 107.4 (106.9 expected), and at home 110.3 ppg (110.2 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55 true FG% (#9 in League). They allow 110.1 pts per game vs an expected value of 110.9. They are allowing 112.3 (112.5 expected) on the road, and at home 108 ppg (109.4 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They are outrebounding opponents by 1.6 per game (#12 in league). However, the team has recently been outrebounded by 1.3.

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.7 per game (#22 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Luka Doncic who is projected to be the #4 Forward the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
5 Barea, J.J. PG5-1018006/26/198413Northeastern
13 Brunson, Jalen PG6-119008/31/19961Villanova
33 Cauley-Stein, Willie C7-024008/18/19934Kentucky
3 Cleveland, Antonius SG6-519502/02/19941Southeast Missouri State
30 Curry, Seth SG6-218508/23/19905Liberty; Duke
77 Doncic, Luka SG6-723002/28/19991No College
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian SF6-722005/04/19933Virginia Tech; Florida
11 Hardaway Jr., Tim SG6-520503/16/19926Michigan
44 Jackson, Justin SF6-821003/25/19951North Carolina
9 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael SF6-623009/26/19937Kentucky
42 Kleber, Maxi PF6-1024001/29/19922No College
1 Lee, Courtney SG6-521510/03/198511Western Kentucky
51 Marjanovic, Boban C7-429008/15/19884No College
6 Porzingis, Kristaps PF7-324008/02/19953No College
7 Powell, Dwight C6-1024007/20/19915Stanford
23 Reaves, Josh SG6-421406/04/19970Penn State
55 Wright, Delon PG6-518504/26/19924City College of San Francisco