Miami Heat versus Dallas Mavericks Christmas Day NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Lebron James and his Miami Heat team could be in a revenge frame of mind when they battle Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks to kick off a new NBA season on Christmas Day Sunday.

If you want to make a bet on the Heat and Mavericks NBA game on Christmas the place to play is Oddsmaker, the sportsbook with the best player bonuses.

The current odds at Oddsmaker reveals the road team Miami Heat currently favored by -4 ½ points with an over under lined at 189 points.

Bettors who want to play the favored Heat on the money line will lay -200 odds.

The money line on the home underdog Dallas Mavericks will net a return of +170 odds.

The Heat and Mavericks met in last year’s NBA finals with the Mavericks winning in six games.

After falling behind 2-1 in the series the Mavericks won three straight to take the NBA championship with game six coming on the Miami Heat’s home court.

The big three remain intact for Miami with Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.

Notable additions to the roster this season for Miami is center Eddy Curry and defensive specialist the veteran Shane Battier.

Miami is hoping for a healthier season for forward Udonis Haslem who played in just 13 regular season games for the team last season.

Haslem is a good rebounder who pulls down eight boards a game.

The Dallas Mavericks have lost impact stars in center Tyson Chandler and bench star Jose Barea.

Chandler gave the team a solid defender in the low post along with nine rebounds a game. He defended the basket extremely well and is a monumental loss for the Mavericks.

Lamar Odom was acquired in a trade from Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason. Vince Carter was signed in free agency.

Dallas may take a step backwards with the inconsistent Odom and Vince Carter who is a one dimensional player and doesn’t buy into the team concept at all.

If Carter hits head coach Rick Carlisle’s doghouse he could bring down this team.

Carlisle is a demanding no nonsense coach who has little tolerance for selfish or unfocused players.

Bettors should keep an eye on the Dallas Mavericks very closely. Chemistry could be an issue here with the Mavericks with their questionable offseason moves.

The regular season trend does favor the Mavericks as they have won the last four regular season meetings against the Heat.

The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks will begin from Dallas at 2:30PM Eastern Time. National television is available over ESPN.

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