We thought the loss against the Pelicans was the worst of the season. The Mavericks said, “hold my beer”. The offense collapsed in the 4th quarter and the Mavs suffered another embarrassing loss against the Indiana Pacers. To add insult to injury, they enter tonight’s matchup without Luka Doncic who is out with ankle soreness. Let’s take a look at tonight’s game against the Thunder from a gambling perspective.
Spread: Mavs -4
It’s anyones guess what version of the Mavericks we will see tonight. Against the Suns and without Luka, the team played with heart and took Phoenix down to the wire. For most of the season, however, the team has look uninspired. The Thunder are in tank mode but the Mavs can’t expect to win simply by showing up.
Advice: Don’t touch the spread or Moneyline with a ten foot pole
Folks, tonight’s game may set modern basketball back a decade. This is going to be a rock fight. While it won’t be aesthetically pleasing, it could be profitable.
Advice: sprinkle a half unit on the under. If you’re going to watch a terrible game, you might as well make a little money while you’re at it.
There aren’t any live underdogs. As of 9 am CST, a few games are off the board. Instead let’s pivot to a three team parlay.
Mavs -4 over the Thunder
Nets -8.5 over the Pistons
Bucks -5.5 over the Knicks
For those who like to sweat on a weekend.