Dallas Sports Fan – Mavs Slide Into Break, Stars Prepare For Stretch Run, Rangers Get Ready For Camp
2012 March Madness betting players in Dallas are still getting their brackets together as the season is winding down, but it is a busy time for three of the four professional teams in the area as the Mavericks head into the All-Star break, while the Stars are awaiting the trade deadline and the Rangers are going to spring training to get ready for the 2012 campaign.
The Mavericks are still hanging around despite not playing their best basketball this season, and a sportsbook review of their chances may even show surprise that the defending champions are still in it after an awful start. Dallas split their four games over the last week as they prepare for the All-Star as they held off Philadelphia on the road, then they were caught in “Linsanity” with a loss in New York before returning to beat Boston and lose to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dirk Nowitzki will represent the Mavericks at All-Star weekend for the 11th time, even though he said he doesn’t deserve to be there, and then he’ll return to Dallas for a home game against New Jersey on Tuesday (players that purchase price per head services will hear a lot about Deron Williams, the Dallas native at the point for the Nets who is a free agent in the offseason), then the Nets travel to Memphis on Wednesday.
The Stars are doing a great job of keeping themselves in the Western playoff picture, although they’re a little fortunate as there are a number of teams around them that may be more inconsistent than Dallas. The Stars played four games since last Thursday: an overtime home win over Calgary, an overtime loss in Phoenix, a one-goal loss at home to Nashville and then Dallas blanked Montreal on the road. Dallas’ busy slate continues on Thursday in Chicago, then the Stars return home for meetings with Minnesota, Vancouver and Pittsburgh. There are no NHL trade deadline rumors surrounding the team right now, but the Stars have until Monday at 3:00 PM ET to decide if they want to make a move.
The Rangers are now working out in Arizona as they are aiming for a third consecutive trip to the World Series, and of course, there was a media circus surrounding Yu Darvish, the Japanese pitcher who is being touted as the next superstar. However, a more important piece to the puzzle may be veteran Roy Oswalt, who will make a decision on Monday as to where he will be this year. The frontrunners figure to be the Rangers and Boston, and even though he isn’t the pitcher he once was, Oswalt’s experience can help any pitching staff, which in turn improves a team’s odds at most sports betting sites.