The Dallas Mavericks made waves over the holiday break when they traded away a modest sum for the services of All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. Although the addition will take some getting used to, it’s already made the Mavericks a more compelling NBA betting option.
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It’s easy to see what the move means for the franchise. Stuck in a crowded Southwest Division, the Mavs will take any support that they can get. Considering they currently sit third with a record that’s well-above .500 (22-10, 15-16-1 ATS), having as many weapons as possible in the second half of the season will come in handy.
Currently Dallas is 9/1 to win the NBA Championship. On a day-to-day basis, their NBA odds ebb and flow with their schedule, but such is life in the NBA’s Western Conference.
With the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets ahead of them and the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs behind them, life isn’t going to get any easier. For that reason, Rondo’s presence should help raise the team’s chances of competing when it matters most.
With Rondo now feeding the ball to Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons, so long as Dallas can survive their conference for the rest of the regular season, they’ll be intriguing long-term betting options.
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