Everyone is looking to Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA, and the owners for word on when the league might return to action this season. The harsh reality, though, is that the decision is out of their hands at this point, as it is becoming clear that nothing will happen until the top health officials in the country declare that things can begin to return to normal. Even then, we may still be looking at NBA games played in empty buildings. Honestly, it would seem that nothing is off the table at this point, so all we can really do is sit back and patiently wait until we get clarification on how things will proceed in the future. While we do not know what the future will hold, we do know what has passed already, which is why we thought it might be a good idea to review the performance of the teams in the NBA up to this point. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Dallas Mavericks. Here’s an overview of the Dallas Mavericks 2020 season so far with NBA Odds and NBA Championship Odds.
NBA Dallas Mavericks 2020 Season Analysis
Dallas Mavericks Season So Far
After a long down period, the Dallas Mavericks appear to be on the way back this season. At 40-27 on the season, they are already 7 games ahead of the 33-win total they delivered last season. Despite that leap, they are still sitting down in the #7 spot in the Western Conference, but it’s a tight race there, with the Mavericks sitting just 2 ½ games back of the #4 seeded Utah Jazz. The Mavericks are a little strange in that they have actually been better on the road than they have been in their own building. Dallas is 19-15 at home, while going 21-12 on the road. The Mavericks are 25-15 in conference play this season, as well as being 10-3 in the division, where they are in second, a game and a half back of the Houston Rockets.
Dallas Mavericks Key Season Stats and Personnel
The Dallas Mavericks have returned to relevance in the Western Conference, with much of their success landing squarely on the shoulders of Luka Doncic. The Mavericks have been among the best in the league one the offensive side of the court this season, averaging 116.4 PPG this season, which is good for 3rd in the league. Leading the way is the aforementioned Doncic, who has 28.7 PPG this season. He is also top in assists with 8.7 per game, while Seth Curry is 50% from the floor.
The Mavericks still need to do some work on the defensive end of the court, giving up 110.3 PPG this season, which has them down in 15th in the NBA in that category. It is Kristaps Porzingis who is leading the Mavericks with 9.5 rebounds per game. Porzingis is also the team leader is blocks per game, while Delon Wright is at the top in steals per game.
How do the Bookies View the Dallas Mavericks?
While the Mavericks have taken a big step forward this season, they still need to be considered a longshot to go all the way this season. The bookies agree that they are a dark horse, as they are in at +3500 to win the NBA Finals.