The odds maker at Bovada has the Mavs in the top 4 spots in a stacked Western Conference, according to Dallas Morning News’ Brad Townsend.
The odds maker at a similar company, Sportsbook, has the Mavs with the sixth best odds at winning the West and eighth best odds winning the NBA Championship.
Both are very similar and show that the Dallas Mavericks took the next step this off-season in becoming contenders.
Anything can happen with the right chemistry, as we all witnessed in the 2010-2011 season, but this team is very talented. You can never count out a team with elite coaching in Rick Carlisle.
The ultimate goal for the Mavs will be to win their second championship, but the franchise would first love to have a home court advantage going into the playoffs.