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Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Playoffs Betting

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Last year, the Dallas Mavericks tanked at the end of the regular season to miss the playoffs. Dallas owner Mark Cuban believed that his team had no chance and preferred to build for the future. Cuban’s play is paying off for Dallas where the future is now. The Mavericks eliminated the LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Dallas will face the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves, who have become a legitimate championship contender and one of the best teams in the NBA.

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Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

The Dallas Mavericks are 50-32 straight up, 48-34 against the spread, and 36-46 over/under the total. Late on, Dallas has covered five out of their last seven games. While the Mavericks have gone under the total in six of its previous eight matchups. Dallas is 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Dallas is seven games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Dallas has NBA metrics of 7th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage, 27th for free throw percentage, and 21st for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Mavericks have NBA metrics of 20th for scoring defense, 20th for field goal percentage permitted, 18th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 25th for defensive rebounding.

The Mavericks will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Finals of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. The best of seven series opens on Wednesday, May 22.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Series Schedule

Game 1: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Wednesday, May 22 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 2: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Friday, May 24 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Sunday, May 26 - 5 p.m. (TNT)

Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Tuesday, May 28 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 5*: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 6*: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Game 7*: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Monday, June 3 - 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

* If necessary

Dallas Mavericks Key Players

PG Luka Doncic leads Dallas with 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game. Doncic is a 5-time NBA All-Star.

PG Kyrie Irving is an 8-time NBA All-Star. This season, Irving averaged 25.6 points per game.

So far in the NBA Playoffs, PG Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks with 27.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game. PG Kyrie Irving adds 21.1 points and 5.4 assists per game.

Dallas Mavericks Head Coach

Head coach Jason Kidd is a previous NBA player who had two stints with the Mavs, including in 2011 when Dallas won the NBA championship. He was a 10-time NBA All-Star. Previously, Kidd coached the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. His career record is 323-296 in the regular season and 18-24 in the playoffs.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 50 32 1st, Southwest TBD
2022–23 82 38 44 3rd, Southwest Did not qualify
2021–22 82 52 30 2nd, Southwest Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Warriors)
2020–21 72 42 30 1st, Southwest Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Clippers)
2019–20 75 43 32 2nd, Southwest Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Clippers)
2018–19 82 33 49 5th, Southwest Did not qualify
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Dallas Mavericks History

The Dallas Mavericks were the third NBA team in the Lone Star State behind the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. Dallas started play in 1980 and became the first team in American sports to be named after a television show. The Mavericks were awful in their expansion season, going 15-67, but they slowly built a contender behind Rolando Blackman, Derek Harper, and Mark Aguirre and nearly made it to the NBA Finals in 1988 after five straight postseason appearances. Dallas fell in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, and that was the furthest the Mavs advanced in the playoffs until franchise legend Dirk Nowitzki came to the Big D.

Dallas went a full decade without making the playoffs, but the Mavericks ended up contending with Nowitzki, Michael Finley, and Steve Nash. Of course, Nash soon went on to be a two-time NBA MVP with the Phoenix Suns, preventing Dallas from becoming a dynasty. However, Nowitzki led the franchise to its first NBA Finals appearance in 2006 where the Mavericks lost in six games to the Miami Heat.

Nowitzki and the Mavericks got revenge on the Heat five years later, winning their first NBA title. Veteran guards Jason Terry and Jason Kidd took some of the pressure off Nowitzki, while Tyson Chandler was strong in defense. That led to Dallas dropping just five games on its way to its lone championship.

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