Dallas Mavericks 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

For the upcoming 2022-23 season, the Dallas Mavericks have an over/under of 48.5 wins. They are -114 to hit the over and -105 to go under. Mavericks Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. …

For the upcoming 2022-23 season, the Dallas Mavericks have an over/under of 48.5 wins. They are -114 to hit the over and -105 to go under.

Mavericks Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 48.5
  • Over 48.5 Wins Payout: -114
  • Under 48.5 Wins Payout: -105

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Mavericks Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Mavericks put together a 46-35-1 ATS record last year.
  • Dallas won 40 of the 50 games it was favored on the moneyline last season (80%).
  • Dallas was an underdog in 32 games last season and won 12 (37.5%) of those contests.
  • At home last year, the Mavericks were 29-12. On the road, they were 23-18.
  • The Mavs secured 12 wins when favored by three points or fewer last season (12-2), and they sported a 27-8 record in games when they were favored by more than three points.
  • Dallas secured seven wins when an underdog by three points or fewer last season (7-8), and held a 5-12 record in contests when installed as an underdog of more than three points.

Mavericks Futures Betting Trends

  • Using their opponents’ combined win total last year, the Mavericks will be playing the 23rd-ranked schedule in terms of toughness.
  • Dallas is facing the 23rd-ranked divisional schedule this season (based on its Southwest Division opponents’ combined win total last year).
  • In 2022-23, the Mavs will have 46 games against teams that had winning records last season, including 19 tilts against teams that won 50 or more games and 13 versus squads that picked up 25 or fewer wins a season ago.

Dallas 2022 Key Players

  • Spencer Dinwiddie: 13.7 PTS, 5.2 AST, 41.6 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (112-for-330)
  • Dorian Finney-Smith: 11.0 PTS, 1.1 STL, 47.1 FG%, 39.5 3PT% (172-for-435)
  • Dwight Powell: 8.7 PTS, 67.1 FG%, 35.1 3PT% (13-for-37)
  • Reggie Bullock: 8.6 PTS, 40.1 FG%, 36.0 3PT% (141-for-392)

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Dallas Mavericks 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

For the upcoming 2022-23 season, the Dallas Mavericks have an over/under of 48.5 wins. They are -114 to hit the over and -105 to go under. Mavericks Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. …

For the upcoming 2022-23 season, the Dallas Mavericks have an over/under of 48.5 wins. They are -114 to hit the over and -105 to go under.

Mavericks Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 48.5
  • Over 48.5 Wins Payout: -114
  • Under 48.5 Wins Payout: -105

OFFER: Claim your risk-free bet up to $350. Catch the excitement and start betting with Tipico Sportsbook! New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see Tipico.com for Terms and Conditions. Bet now!

Mavericks Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Mavericks put together a 46-35-1 ATS record last year.
  • Dallas won 40 of the 50 games it was favored on the moneyline last season (80%).
  • Dallas was an underdog in 32 games last season and won 12 (37.5%) of those contests.
  • At home last year, the Mavericks were 29-12. On the road, they were 23-18.
  • The Mavs secured 12 wins when favored by three points or fewer last season (12-2), and they sported a 27-8 record in games when they were favored by more than three points.
  • Dallas secured seven wins when an underdog by three points or fewer last season (7-8), and held a 5-12 record in contests when installed as an underdog of more than three points.

Mavericks Futures Betting Trends

  • Using their opponents’ combined win total last year, the Mavericks will be playing the 23rd-ranked schedule in terms of toughness.
  • Dallas is facing the 23rd-ranked divisional schedule this season (based on its Southwest Division opponents’ combined win total last year).
  • In 2022-23, the Mavs will have 46 games against teams that had winning records last season, including 19 tilts against teams that won 50 or more games and 13 versus squads that picked up 25 or fewer wins a season ago.

Dallas 2022 Key Players

  • Spencer Dinwiddie: 13.7 PTS, 5.2 AST, 41.6 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (112-for-330)
  • Dorian Finney-Smith: 11.0 PTS, 1.1 STL, 47.1 FG%, 39.5 3PT% (172-for-435)
  • Dwight Powell: 8.7 PTS, 67.1 FG%, 35.1 3PT% (13-for-37)
  • Reggie Bullock: 8.6 PTS, 40.1 FG%, 36.0 3PT% (141-for-392)

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‘Jaden Hardy is a steal’: Mavericks rookie impresses in preseason debut

Christian Wood consistently praised Hardy throughout the summer, and did so once again after their preseason opener.

Dallas Mavericks center Christian Wood consistently praised rookie Jaden Hardy throughout the summer, and the newcomer did so once again after their preseason opener on Wednesday.

Hardy produced 16 of his team-high 21 total points in the fourth quarter to lead the Mavericks to a 98-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa. He finished 8-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range.

The performance came as the Mavericks played without Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber and JaVale McGee. Hardy hit all four of his 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as he accounted for nearly all of the Mavericks’ 22 points late in the game.

“I really just wanted to win so somebody had to step up,” Hardy said. “Coach was preaching to us to stick to what we got to do — running our plays, playing hard. I feel like everybody did a good job that was out on the court of playing hard, playing together.”

Said head coach Jason Kidd of his performance:

I think it shows the work that he has put in since summer league. He spent a lot of time in the gym. He is coming back at night. He is working not just on the floor but watching video and he wants to be good. He wants to play and participate. You can see that in tonight’s game.

Hardy was viewed by many as a first-round pick this year and was one of the 24 prospects invited to attend the draft from the green room. He instead fell to the Mavericks at No. 37, which was considered one of the biggest surprises of draft night.

He quickly showed in summer league why many thought he’d be a first-round pick, scoring 28 points in his first game in Las Vegas. The performance prompted Wood to call him the steal of the draft, something he echoed on Wednesday.

I’ve been saying for a long time: Jaden Hardy is a steal. His confidence and energy has been so great. I’m really proud to see that. … Everybody has the ultimate confidence and believes in him. As a young guy, he has very high confidence and that’s what you want to see from a rookie.

Hardy carried that draft-night fall as motivation over the offseason, and the 20-year-old worked hard to prepare for the season. Though his latest effort came in a preseason game, it still showed that he perhaps should have been drafted higher.

The Mavericks certainly stand to benefit by adding such a player to their roster as Hardy is showing that he is capable of contributing this year. He is impressing those around him and that could help him carve out a role in the rotation.

Dallas returns to play on Friday versus the Orlando Magic.

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Mavericks vs. Thunder: Lineups, injury reports and broadcast info for Wednesday

The Thunder will play their annual Tulsa preseason game against the Mavericks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.

The Thunder plays their annual preseason game in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the BOK Center against the Mavericks. This will be the second preseason game for the Thunder, who won their first game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday.

The Thunder will continue to be without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who head coach Mark Daigneault recently announced would miss the next two preseason games as he deals with an MCL sprain.

Daigneault was excited to talk about continuing to grow the Thunder’s relationship with Tulsa since they are the only professional sports team in the state.

Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 1

Kobe Bryant’s 62 points through three quarters against the NBA Finals-bound Mavericks was truly something to behold.

In December 2005, Kobe Bryant was starting to put up 40-point games with greater frequency than ever. But he was just getting warmed up.

Two days after a disappointing loss to the Houston Rockets in which they scored only 74 points, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Dallas Mavericks, a team they had beaten just eight days earlier on the road.

The Mavs had an in-his-prime Dirk Nowitzki and an 18-6 record, and it looked likely they would get their revenge on L.A.

But from the start, Bryant prevented anything of the sort.

He hit 7-of-8 shots in the first quarter to get the Lakers off to a 25-18 lead. Although he was just 4-of-10 in the second quarter, he scored 17 points, giving him 32 points in the first half.

Then Bryant became a supernova.

He scored a whopping 30 points in the third quarter, making 7-of-13 from the field and 14-of-16 from the free-throw line. Whatever Dallas tried to do to contain him failed.

He was hotter than a heat wave in the Sahara Desert.

After three periods, Bryant had amassed 62 points on 18-of-31 overall shooting and 22-of-25 from the charity stripe. The Mavs, meanwhile, had 61 points.

With L.A. comfortably ahead by 34, he decided to sit out the final quarter instead of going for 70 points — or more.

As it turned out, Bryant would erupt for 81 about a month later.

In many ways, his 62-point performance was more impressive, given the pace he was on when he exited at the end of the third quarter. In addition, he had done it against the Mavs, the team that represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals that season and, in the opinion of some people, should’ve won it all.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 27

Kobe Bryant scored 52 points in March of 2008 to help the Lakers outlast Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks in an overtime thriller.

Once the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Pau Gasol on Feb. 1, 2008, they quickly caught fire.

They went on a 10-game winning streak that spanned much of the month, and after three and a half years of purgatory, happy days were here again for the team and its fans.

After that winning streak was snapped, the Lakers hosted the Dallas Mavericks on March 2, and both teams were entangled in a fierce contest.

Although Dirk Nowitzki shot just 10-of-26, he shined brightly in the fourth quarter with 12 points. But so did Kobe Bryant, who had 22 points in that span on a 4-of-5 effort from the field and 13-of-13 stretch from the free-throw line.

The game went into overtime, and although both superstars played well in that extra period, Bryant and the Lakers emerged victorious, 108-104.

It took 52 points, 11 rebounds and four assists from the Black Mamba to deliver a win, but it was well worth it, as the win helped L.A. finish first in the Western Conference by a slim margin.

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Mark Cuban suggests NBA Draft should be four rounds, but that may not be so great for rookies

Undrafted players like Fred VanVleet gain autonomy when they do not hear their names called.

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The NBA Draft is one of my favorite nights of the year, and it’s awesome to see how so many lives change forever in the course of one evening.

There is not much about the event that I would suggest changing. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, however, recently offered one idea that may cause ripples around the league.

According to veteran reporter Marc Stein, the Mavericks owner believes that the NBA draft could be improved by “expanding” from two rounds to four.

While there is some merit to the idea, I’m not so sure this is a good idea. Even though many talented players go undrafted each year (you can see our list from 2022) and eventually crack rotations in the NBA, more rounds may not be the answer.

Here is why: Undrafted free agents gain a sense of autonomy that drafted players cannot have.

For example, when he turned pro in 2016, former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet turned down multiple opportunities to hear his name called in the second round so that he could control where he landed (via The Athletic):

“There was at least one team — maybe more — that wanted to draft VanVleet. He knew this scenario was a possibility. Unless a team that presented a solid opportunity for VanVleet to make an impact in the NBA wanted to choose him, VanVleet and his representation were going to discourage those teams from taking him, even though the decision ultimately belonged to the team. VanVleet preferred to become an undrafted free agent, controlling his ultimate destination.”

VanVleet chose to sign with the Raptors, eventually signing a four-year deal worth $85 million. Toronto gave the guard an opportunity to develop his game at the highest level, and he has already earned an NBA championship and an NBA All-Star appearance.

If the draft were four rounds, who is to say the Raptors would have been the team to eventually land his services?

Austin Reaves, who took a path quite similar to the one laid out by VanVleet, also got to control his destiny when he went undrafted and then signed a deal with the Lakers in 2021. It worked out for him, too. During his first year in the league, he got to prove his value while shining for one of the most storied franchises in sports.

It’s a good thing that undrafted players get to sign wherever there is a mutual interest, and expanding the draft would not allow for such opportunities.

The Tip-Off

Some NBA goodness from around the USA TODAY Sports network.

HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan wrote about his predictions for Philadelphia next season:

“In limited minutes, the numbers on their pick-and-roll are just as strong as initially expected. Now that they have better personnel around them, they have more options in how they finish plays. They have more shooters to kick off to when doubled, and both are still excellent foul drawers, at least in the regular season. And even when Harden and Embiid aren’t on the floor together, they have so many versatile combinations to maximize production. They have the tools to have one of the league’s best offenses this season.”

You can read his full analysis here.

Shootaround

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

— The NBA is reportedly following the WNBA’s lead with a midseason tournament

— Tyler Dorsey could be a sleeper to break out for the Mavericks after a strong EuroBasket performance for Greece

— Celtics Wire’s Justin Quinn looks at five potential EuroBasket standouts who could provide depth in the NBA

— HoopsHype’s Frank Urbina looked at traded NBA draft picks that turned into gold

Tyler Dorsey could be a sleeper to break out for the Mavericks after strong EuroBasket performance for Greece

“There is optimism he might actually contribute.”

Tyler Dorsey, who is representing the Greek national team, has been one of the most intriguing players competing at the EuroBasket tournament.

Dorsey was selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. After playing 104 games in the NBA, he went overseas. Last season was perhaps his best campaign as he won the Greek Basket League championship for Olympiacos, and his team made an appearance in the EuroLeague Final Four.

He was reportedly considering an extension with Olympiacos, and also had interest from the Turkish club Fenerbahce. Dorsey, however, opted to sign a two-way deal with the Mavericks.

During his time at EuroBasket, it seems that may have been a smart idea. Through the first few games of the tournament, per HoopsHype’s Alberto de Roa’s global rating, he was one of the best overall performers.

The 26-year-old had 27 points while shooting 5-for-9 on 3-pointers against Croatia on Sept. 2, then followed up with 23 points on 6-of-10 from beyond the arc against Italy the following day.

According to Tim MacMahon, the former Oregon guard believes that he will be able to parlay the two-way with Dallas deal into a standard contract (via ESPN):

“I was talking to some Mavs folks while they were here and there is optimism that he might actually contribute. Like, he might actually carve out some rotation minutes this year. He’s been great when Giannis played … He’s a shooter who can attack closeouts.”

During his conversation with Zach Lowe, MacMahon made similar points as well (via ESPN):

“They think he has something: A shooter who can put the ball on the floor a little bit … They feel like they may have found something here. He’s having a great tournament in EuroBasket for Greece … He thinks he’s an NBA player. The Mavericks agree. So I’d keep an eye out for him for a team that needs one more guard.”

MacMahon is absolutely right about Dorsey’s ability to create off the bounce. Playing for the Greek national team, when including passes, Dorsey has finished more than 40 percent of his possessions as the ball-handler in pick and roll sets.

Dorsey has scored 6.0 points per game on jumpers off the dribble, per Synergy, which ranks as one of the best marks among all participants in the tournament. He is averaging 1.36 points per possession, too, which is near the top of the leaderboard as well.

Even before EuroBasket began, it has been a productive summer for Dorsey, who averaged 1.40 PPP on dribble jumpers during the FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers. That mark trailed just NBA veteran Goran Dragic for the most efficient mark among players who had more than ten such attempts.

Don’t be surprised if Dorsey is able to carve out a role for himself in Dallas.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 87

In December 2005, Kobe Bryant scored 43 points versus the Mavericks, and it was a prelude to what was to come over the next several weeks.

After missing the playoffs in the spring of 2005, the Los Angeles Lakers were looking to rebound in the 2005-06 season, but their chances of doing so didn’t look great.

They had even less talent on paper after trading Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins, their second- and fourth-highest scorers, respectively, for Kwame Brown, a big man who averaged 7.4 points a game that year.

That meant head coach Phil Jackson, who was returning after a one-year sabbatical, had to give Kobe Bryant the green light on offense for the first time.

Bryant took full advantage, but what he did over the first 20 games of the schedule — when he averaged 30.8 points per game — paled in comparison to what was to come.

On Dec. 12, the Lakers took on the Dallas Mavericks, and Bryant delivered his best game of the young season.

He scored 43 points and hit a ridiculous 3-pointer in crunch time to secure a 109-106 win.

At that time, 40-point games were still something of a novelty for Bryant. It was just his fourth such game that season.

However, in his next 20 contests, he surpassed the 40-point mark nine times, and he did so 27 times that season.

Two of those games, in particular, would help define his career and legacy.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 88

Kobe Bryant’s 38-point performance versus the Mavericks on Feb. 24, 2013, got the Lakers a win but also sent Mark Cuban a message.

Midway through what was supposed to be a dream season, the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers were in danger of missing the playoffs because of an endless series of key injuries.

They started to pick things up, winning 10 of 14 games, but they still found themselves at 27-29 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks on the road on Feb. 24.

With the Lakers seemingly in shambles, Mavs owner Mark Cuban suggested they use the NBA’s amnesty provision to cut Bryant and get out of having to pay his massive contract in order to get their finances in order.

That suggestion irked the Black Mamba, and he decided to send Dallas a message. He scored 38 points on 13-of-21 shooting, to go along with 12 rebounds and seven assists, and he carried Los Angeles down the stretch to a 103-99 win.

Just after the contest, Bryant took to Twitter to fire back at Cuban, his team and his fan base.

It was a reminder that throwing shade at Bryant wasn’t a wise thing to do.

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