Mavericks +3000 to win the NBA Championship
Wed, Jul 29th 6:12am EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have enough top end talent to make some serious noise in the playoffs. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Prozingis are a fearsome duo when both are healthy, and should be able to at least get their seventh place squad to push for a higher seed. Currently saddled with a 40-27 record, the Mavericks will need to go on a mini run to catch up to the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Houston Rockets, both of whom are 1.5 games ahead in the standings. The Mavericks are essentially locked into the playoffs (they would likely have to go 0-8 to miss them), but the seventh seed, and a potential first round date with Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers is not where the Mavs want to be.