Sometimes you need to go to the money guys to get some perspective on your team. Fans are simply too close to the pain of losses and the thrill of wins to have anything remotely close to an objective view of how good (or bad) their team is. A lot of times the national press can do a good job of giving local fans some objectivity, but to really find the harsh truth, you need to go to Vegas and the guys who will actually lose cold hard cash if a team performs differently than expected.
So what are the objective money guys in Vegas saying? Well, it's been widely reported that the Mavs are one of the favorites to win the NBA championship, and today covers.com posted some more Mavs expectations:
And the key conclusion?