On Tuesday (May 17, 2011) the Dallas Mavericks host game 1 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas Mavericks Historic Streak:Dallas Mavericks have won 14 straight games against the spread (ATS). That is the longest ATS win streak in the NBA, regular season OR playoffs, since at least 1995 (as far back as reliable data exists). The odds of winning 14 straight ATS are 16,384 to 1 against. Dallas has not lost a game ATS since 4/06/2011 (40 days). 13 straight ATS was the prior record streak - by the Sacramento Kings between 11/6/2000 and 12/08/2000.10 of the Mavs straight ATS wins have been in the playoffs. Cleveland won the first 7 games of the 2009 playoffs ATS. No other teams has won more than 6 straight playoff games ATS since at least 1995.Dallas Mavs Layoff:38 teams since 1995 have had 5 or more days off between playoff games. These rested teams have won 20 and lost 18, and were a profitable 20-17-1 against the spread, debunking the theory of playoff teams being rusty from long layoffs. Only FIVE teams since 1995 had MORE than a week off between playoff games, and none of the 5 won the NBA title.Mavs vs. Thunder and Heat vs. Bulls Series Odds:$210 win $100 if you back the Mavs to win the series. $100 wins $190 if you back the Thunder - meaning Vegas odds give Dallas a 67% chance to advance. With one game played, The Bulls are now the favorites ($135 wins $100) over the Heat ($100 wins $115) - meaning Vegas odds give Chicago a 56% chance to advance.Comment below: If your life depended on picking a team to make the NBA Finals, which of the 4 remaining teams would you back?Related Links:NBA Playoffs betting talk [PregameForums.com]More free picks [PregamePros.com]Biggest bonuses from trusted sportsbooks [PregameAction.com] Expert Handicapping Tips in the NBA Playoffs(more vidoes at www.Pregame.tv)
At the half of the Mavs game tonight I ALMOSTput a $10 future up to win $120 if the Mavs go all the way! By the end of the Mavs/OKC game tonight that line went to 2/1. I might wish I had spent the $10 later on!
?? Dallas in 7, Bulls in 6..........Bulls (Finals) in 7?
Already had these numbers pulled up, Arge...as we've been discussing this precise subject several times today.
(Stat-guy can appear to turn into 'know-it-all-Douchey-Guy' in such situations....though NEVER the intent, of course (lolol)
Strikes a chord here, since I vividly recall PUSHING on the same DAL-DEN Gm referenced.
BTW, Love to do whatev, for PC, ect.
(On road all last-wk | lemme know)
Steve . . . I talk about Denver 2009 a few comments above.
2009 NBA Playoffs, Denver
May 21 at LAL WCF W 106-103 W 5.5
May 19 at LAL WCF L103-105 W 6.5
May 13 Dal Rd-2 W 124-110 W -10
May 11 AT DALLAS | ROUND-2 L 117-119 W 2.5
May 9 at Dal Rd-2 W 106-105 W 4
May 5 DAL Rd-2 W 117-105 W -7
May 3 DAL Rd-2 W 109-95 W -6.5
Apr 29 NOH Rd-1 W 107-86 W -10
Apr 27 at Noh Rd-1 W 121-63 W 2
Apr 25 at Noh Rd-1 L 93-95 W 4.5
Apr 22 NOH Rd-1 W 108-93 W -6.5
Apr 19 NOH Rd-1 W 113-84 W -6.5
Alleviate the info RJ, that was a good read. I think Dallas's depth,experience,home court,rest, & time for preparation is a good enough mixtrure to make it 15 in a row. Dallas can go big or small with any team & a deep bench should help exploit a team that just played 7 games with 1 days rest......
If my life depended on picking a team to go to the finals, that would be a no-brainer for me with the Mavs. I feel the Bulls/Heat could easily go either way, and I think the Thunder are a little outclassed here.
Between 4/19/2009 and 5/21/2009 the Denver Nuggets went 11-0-1 in the playoffs.
The one push was on the road vs. Dallas on 5/11/2009 . . . for a majority of the day at a majority of the books the line was Denver +2 (or less), and Nuggets lost 117 to 119. Some ATS logs have the line at +2.5, and count it as a win.
life depending,dallas.Only thing that gives me any doubt whatsoever is thunder losing first game to grizz,then winning series.2 point line for the bulls in game two, vegas adjusting for the zig zag? Heres the thing,does,nt matter when the heat win the game.Vegas cant protect itself.Like ubaldo last year,they open at -250 but you knew he would pitch a shutout.If the mavs win game one betting against the zigzag might be in order
Man, 14 straight is tough to go against. That being said, this is a very very strong line in favor of Dallas. I made my line and total for this game and I believe they're both inflated towards Dallas and the over. While the Mavs had a phenomenal game in Game 4, they have been more and more reliant on the 3 point shot. Compound that w/ KD dropping 39 and Westbrook a triple-double, those probably won't happen again. I like the under as well as OKC to cover.