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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
There are 4 teams who have 100/1, 1% odds to win the championship. Their 0.1% chance is #18 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 0.3% of the time and are not a good value at 60/1, 1.6%. The Mavericks are averaging 39.1 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 41 wins. At +240 the Mavericks are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 22.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 12/1, 7.7%. They win the division in 1.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
They were expected to win 43% of their games last season so their 33-49 met expectations. They were very good against the spread going 45-35-2 for (+650 profit). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (36). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Washington Wizards. 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 (AVERAGE): Their true FG% is 55.5% (#15 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 (AVERAGE): They are an average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 55.4 true FG% (#14 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 (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.4 per game (#13 in league).
TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.1 per game (#24 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 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.
|---||Cleveland, Antonius||SG||6-6||195||02/02/1994||1||Southeast Missouri State|
|77||Doncic, Luka||SF||6-7||218||02/28/1999||1||No College|
|10||Finney-Smith, Dorian||SF||6-8||220||05/04/1993||3||Virginia Tech; Florida|
|11||Hardaway Jr., Tim||SG||6-6||205||03/16/1992||6||Michigan|
|44||Jackson, Justin||SF||6-8||210||03/25/1995||1||North Carolina|
|42||Kleber, Maxi||PF||6-11||240||01/29/1992||2||No College|
|1||Lee, Courtney||SG||6-5||215||10/03/1985||11||Western Kentucky|
|51||Marjanovic, Boban||C||7-3||290||08/15/1988||4||No College|
|6||Porzingis, Kristaps||PF||7-3||240||08/02/1995||4||No College|
|---||Reaves, Josh||SG||6-5||214||06/04/1997||0||Penn State|
|---||Wright, Delon||PG||6-5||183||04/26/1992||4||City College of San Francisco|