Mavs Lottery Odds Improve After The Magic's Surprising Win On Wednesday

Josh Clark
April 12, 2018 - 10:47 am
Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks chances of landing the No. 1 overall pick improved after the Orlando Magic's shocking win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. 

Orlando did their best to lose down the stretch, benching Aaron Gordon and other starters, but the Wizards shot 34% from the field. 

What it means: Dallas and the Atlanta Hawks finish tied for third in the lottery standings. The two teams will flip a coin at some point to determine who is third and who is fourth.

No matter the result of that coin flip, both the Mavs and Hawks will have the same odds of landing a pick in the top-3.

Lottery odds: Dallas has a 42.6 percent chance of landing a top-3 pick and a 13.8 percent chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick. 

Lottery odds for every team, courtesy of Tankathon:

1st: Phoenix Suns:

No. 1 overall pick: 25%

Top-3: 64.2%

2nd: Memphis Grizzlies:

No. 1 overall pick: 19.9%

Top-3: 55.8%

3rd: Dallas Mavericks:

No. 1 overall pick: 13.8%

Top-3: 42.6%

3rd: Atlanta Hawks:

No. 1 overall pick: 13.7%

Top-3: 42.3%

5th: Orlando Magic: 

No. 1 overall pick: 8.8%

Top-3: 29.1%

6th: Chicago Bulls:

No. 1 overall pick: 5.3%

Top-3: 18.3%

6th: Sacramento Kings:

No. 1 overall pick: 5.3%

Top-3: 18.3%

8th: Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn Nets):

No. 1 overall pick: 2.8%

Top-3: 9.9%

9th: New York Knicks:

No. 1 overall pick: 6.1%

Top-3: 1.7%

10th: Philadelphia 76ers (via L.A. Lakers):

No. 1 overall pick: 1.1%

Top-3: 4.0%

11th: Charlotte Hornets:

No. 1 overall pick: 0.8%

Top-3: 2.9%

12: L.A. Clippers (via Detroit Pistons):

No. 1 overall pick: 0.7%

Top-3: 2.5%

13th: L.A. Clippers:

No. 1 overall pick: 0.6%

Top-3: 2.2.%

14th: Denver Nuggets:

No. 1 overall pick: 0.5%

Top-3: 1.8%