Dallas Mavs Have Top 10 Championship Betting Odds; Luka Doncic 2nd for MVP

The Dallas Mavericks have won seven consecutive games, and their championship odds are going up with each thrilling win. Luka Doncic's MVP odds are getting a boost as well.
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As the Dallas Mavericks continue to win games at a high clip – they've now won seven in a row and 11 of their last 12 – they continue to be taken more seriously as a true title contender.

According to BetOnline, the Mavs have the seventh-highest odds to win the NBA championship this season. The full top 10 are as follows: Boston Celtics (+190), Denver Nuggets (+310), Los Angeles Clippers (+700), Milwaukee Bucks (+750), Oklahoma City Thunder (+1400), Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns (+2500), and Dallas (+2800).

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Given that the Mavs have the fourth-best offensive rating (119.5), the fourth-best defensive rating (107.1) and the second-best net rating (12.4) over their last 12 games, one could argue +2800 odds might be a little low. Dallas has yet to lose a game when Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving and Daniel Gafford are all starting together.

Doncic, who has made a strong push for MVP in the final stretch of the season, currently has the second-best odds to win the award for the first time in his career. The top three candidates for MVP, according to BetOnline, are as follows: Nikola Jokic (-750), Luka Doncic (+425) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+2800).

With eight games remaining, the Mavs currently occupy the No. 5 seed in the West, meaning that if the playoffs started today, they'd face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round for the third time in the last five years. This is the best roster Doncic has had during his six years in Dallas, and he's known as being a playoff riser, so the sky could be the limit for this year's Mavs.

Dalton Trigg


Dalton Trigg is the Editor-In-Chief for Dallas Basketball, as well as the Executive Editor overseeing Inside The Rockets, Inside The Spurs, All Knicks, and The Magic Insider. He is the founder and host for the Mavs Step Back Podcast, which is a proud part of the Blue Wire podcast network. Trigg graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship in 2016. After spending a few years with multiple Dallas Mavericks-related blogs, including SB Nation’s Mavs Moneyball, Trigg joined DallasBasketball.com as a staff writer in 2018 and never looked back. At the start of 2022, he was promoted to the EIC title he holds now. Through the years, Trigg has conducted a handful of high-profile one-on-one interviews to add to his resume — in both writing and podcasting. Some of his biggest interviews have been with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, Mavs GM Nico Harrison, now-retired legend Dirk Nowitzki and many other current/former players and team staffers. Many of those interviews and other articles by Trigg have been aggregated by other well-known sports media websites, such as Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and others. You can find Trigg on all major social media channels, but his most prevalent platform is on Twitter. Whether it’s posting links to his DBcom work, live-tweeting Mavs games or merely giving his opinions on things going on with Dallas and the rest of the NBA, the daily content never stops rolling. For any inquiries, please email Dalton@MavsStepBack.com.