Dallas Mavericks Odds

A look at sportsbook odds for the 3 NBA teams in Texas

The Dallas Mavericks have once again become one of the top teams in the NBA behind their league-leading scorer Luka Doncic. Once Texas legalizes sports betting, the Mavs will not just be the favorites in many of their games, but a favorite betting option for those using the new Texas online sportsbooks.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect when it comes to Dallas Mavericks odds and betting options in Texas as well as other information about the current and best NBA betting sites.

How to bet on Dallas Mavericks games in Texas

Betting on the Mavericks in Texas — should that become a legal option — or any other team in the NBA starts with signing up for an account at an online sportsbook. Here are the main steps:

  • Choose your sportsbook: Once you’ve decided on the sportsbook, head to its website to begin creating an account. Look for the “Sign Up” or “Register” button and click it, then follow the instructions from there.
  • Fill out the necessary information: Sportsbooks require you to provide them with information such as your name, address, phone number, Social Security number, and more.
  • Accept the terms and conditions: Every sportsbook has its own set of terms and conditions, and you’ll need to accept them before you’re able to complete the sign-up process. It’s a good idea to read through them at this point, as well, but you can also do so later if you wish.
  • Make a deposit: Now that your account is ready, you can make a deposit to fund your future betting. This is often under a cashier tab on the site, and you can generally use debit or credit cards, a transfer from your bank account, or third-party payment processors to add funds.
  • Download the app: A sports betting app makes it easier to keep tabs on your account and your bets no matter where you are, and also allows you to place bets from anywhere within a state that allows online sports betting. You can also create an account from the app by downloading it and following the same instructions listed above.
  • Make your bets: You can check out various NBA bets or browse different sports to find bets you’d be interested in making. Once you find one that piques your interest, simply click it to add it to your betting slip, determine how much you’d like to wager, and submit your bet to be finalized.

How to read Mavericks betting lines

The NBA is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, and it also draws a lot of attention from sports bettors and sportsbooks.

You’ll find a nice range of basketball bets when it comes to wagering on the Mavericks, including moneylines, point spreads, and totals. We outline each of these bets below.

Mavericks moneyline bets

The moneyline bet is the simplest to understand, which makes it one of the most popular with newcomers. You’ll see odds for each team playing in the game, and you bet on one side to win.

Negative odds indicate the favorite, and positive odds are for the underdog. A Mavericks moneyline against the Denver Nuggets might look like this at BetMGM Texas sportsbook:

  • Dallas Mavericks  -160
  • Denver Nuggets  +125

The Nuggets are the underdog in this example, and for every $100 you wager on them, you stand to win $125, plus your original stake, should your bet prove successful. The -160 line for the Mavericks tells you how much you would need to wager for a chance to win $100, namely $160.

Mavericks point spread bets

Oddsmakers set an estimated margin of victory. You can bet on the favorite to win by more than that amount or the underdog to keep the game closer or win by any score.

The odds work the same as they do in our above NBA moneyline example. An NBA point spread line might look like this on the Caesars Sportsbook app:

  • Dallas Mavericks  -4.5 (-110)
  • Golden State Warriors  +4.5 (-110)

In order for bets on the Mavs to pay out, they have to win their game by five points or more. The Nuggets, meanwhile, need to lose by four or fewer in order for a spread bet on them to win.

The -110 odds on each side indicate that a wager of $110 would stand to win $100, so your payout would be $210 on a successful bet of that amount.

Mavericks totals bet

With this bet, aka the over/under, you’re not betting on which team will win the game. Instead, sportsbooks provide you with a line for the total combined score, and you can bet whether the actual total score will be over or under that line. You might find a line that looks something like this:

  • O/U  202.5 (-110)

If the teams combine to go over that total (that is, score 203 points or more combined), then bets on that side will pay out $100 for every $110 you wagered. The same goes for the under, which would require the two teams to score 202 points or fewer.

What are the current Mavericks futures odds?

Futures are bets for which the outcome won’t be determined until a future date. Futures bets can include wagers on the Mavericks winning their division, or winning the Western Conference and making it to the NBA Finals, or winning and capturing another NBA title.

These are available starting in the offseason, and some may come out right after the end of the previous NBA Finals. At that point, the odds can be pretty favorable for every team, but the closer the season gets to the playoffs, the tighter and tighter the lines will likely become as the race to the NBA Finals becomes clearer.

For example, if the Mavericks started the offseason at +1600 odds to win the NBA Finals and then later in the season found themselves contending for the Western Conference title, those odds might shrink to something closer to +600 or shorter.

Betting earlier usually offers a better potential payout, but the picture definitely becomes clearer as the season continues. You have to decide if you want to risk your money for a higher potential return or if you want to gather more data but risk shorter odds.

Live betting on the Mavericks

Live betting, aka in-game betting, allows you to wager on games as they are taking place. You can access these bets by downloading an app to your phone or tablet and betting from anywhere in a state that allows online sportsbooks, including from home, as you watch the game on TV.

The live sports odds shift quickly as the action takes place on the court, which adds a level of engagement that previously didn’t exist. Various sportsbooks may handle live betting differently, so be sure to shop around to find the ones that offer the experience you’re looking for.

Where do the Mavericks play their home games?

  • Arena: American Airlines Center
  • Address: 2500 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, Texas
  • Owner: City of Dallas
  • Operator: Center Operating Company
  • Basketball capacity: 19,200, up to 21,146 with standing room
  • Construction cost: $420 million in 2001 (equivalent to $643 million in 2021)
  • Other teams: Dallas Stars (NHL)

Who are the Mavericks gambling partners?

The Mavericks currently do not have an official sports betting partner, though that could change in the near future. Both FanDuel and DraftKings are official betting partners of the NBA, while MGM Resorts is the league’s official gambling partner.

How to watch the Dallas Mavericks

For national broadcasts, you can find the Mavericks and other NBA teams playing on ABC, TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV. For those who would rather stream the games, you can do so using the NBA League Pass subscription.

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Dallas Mavericks FAQ

The Mavericks acquired Dirk Nowitzki on draft day in 1998 after being selected ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. From that point forward, the 7-foot Nowitzki won an NBA title (2011), an NBA Finals MVP (2011), and an NBA MVP (2007), along with putting up 14 NBA All-Star appearances, four All-NBA first-team selections, five All-NBA second-team selections and a 50-40-90 season (2007). He averaged 20.7 points per game throughout his career, which came to a close when he retired in 2019.

Yes. The team played its first games in 1981 as an expansion squad and has always been located in Dallas and played as the Mavericks. The fans decided the name, which beat out both the Wranglers and the Express.

Point guard Luka Doncic wears No. 77 for the Mavs. The third overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, Doncic has quickly risen to star status and is one of the best players in the league. He was the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, is a perennial All-Star and All-NBA first-team selection, and always receives attention from MVP voters.

Mark Cuban, an internet entrepreneur, investor and longtime Dallas Mavericks season-ticket holder, purchased the team in January 2000 for $285 million. In 2023, Cuban sold his majority stake in the Mavs to the Adelson and Dumont families for a reported $3.5 billion. However, Cuban still has a 27% stake and control over basketball operations. 

According to Forbes, in Dec. 2023 the Dallas Mavericks were valued at $4.5 billion.