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Dallas Mavericks: NBA Finals odds display an underdog season coming up

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks struck out in landing a third star in free agency this summer. They had their sights set on Kyle Lowry and dreamed of adding Kawhi Leonard, but ended up signing Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown. The Mavs improved their floor spacing, defense, and wing depth, but it was not the star-studded addition that would push them into title contention.

Dallas might not be done. Rumors continue to circulate about their interest in both Goran Dragic and Lauri Markkanen. The Mavericks created a trade exception in the Josh Richardson deal and plan on using it to improve their roster around Luka Doncic. It is a matter of when not if the Mavs make another move.

With free agency virtually in the books, WynnBET has posted odds to win the NBA title in 2022. First, let us take a look at the odds and why the Mavericks are shaping up to be an underdog this season.

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Dallas Mavericks odds to win the 2022 championship makes them underdogs

The Mavs sit at plus-2500 to win the title in 2022. That means if a fan bets $100, they will win $2,500 if Dallas wins the championship. The Mavericks have the tenth-best odds in the NBA and the sixth-best in the Western Conference.

They are underdogs in the season ahead, but the Mavs have Luka Doncic. The Nuggets sit at plus-2000 but are expected to be without Jamal Murray for most of the season. Golden State is plus-1000 with the fourth-highest odds. Yes, Klay Thompson is set to return, but he has missed two full seasons. The Warriors improved their bench but will struggle to finish ahead of Dallas in the standings.

Remember, the Mavericks were up 2-0 and held a 3-2 advantage over the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. If Kawhi Leonard stays healthy, the Clippers might have been in the NBA Finals. Dallas is closer than the experts think. They have already improved their roster and have room to add more pieces. Fans will also see the best version of Luka Doncic next season. Do not count out Dallas.

The Dallas Mavericks’ odds to win the championship will only improve as the season progresses, so get the bets in now if you believe they are going to win it. They have the most important piece in Luka Doncic. Will his supporting cast be good enough come playoff time? Stay tuned to find out.

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