Mavs' division odds surge following Pelicans loss to Suns

The Dallas Mavericks are now massive favorites to win the Southwest Division.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic. / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA, and Vegas is taking notice.

Dallas is now massively favored to win the Southwest Division title after the New Orleans Pelicans lost on Monday night against the Phoenix Suns. The loss by the Pels gave the Mavericks a 0.5-game lead in the division with eight games to play.

There is no guarantee that the Mavericks win the division, but at the latest odds, Dallas has a implied probability of 84.13 percent to come out on top.

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Mavericks' odds to win the division in 2023-24 season

Dallas is now -530 to take the division crown, which is a massive change from just a week ago.

Back on March 26, the Mavericks were +210 to win the division, but the team has won seven straight games entering tonight's matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

The winning streak has propelled Dallas into the No. 5 seed in the West, and the team has playoff odds of -10000 at DraftKings Sportsbook -- making the team a lock to reach the postseason in the West.

The Mavs also have a favorable schedule the rest of the season, ranking 23rd in schedule strength, per Tankathon.

With Doncic and Kyrie Irving healthy, the Mavs have gotten hot at the right time to come through for bettors -- and fans -- at this point in the season.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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