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Mavs Coming Off Worst Playoff Game Ever

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The Oklahoma City Thunder absolutely owned the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series, but the Mavs will be out for revenge tonight when Game 2 tips off in OKC. The Thunder routed Dallas 108-70, marking their most lopsided postseason victory since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008-09.

Shark Bites
  • The Mavericks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog of 14.0 or more.
  • The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after a win.
  • The Mavericks are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games after an ATS loss.

All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the way before taking a seat in the fourth quarter. Westbrook finished with 24 points, 11 assists and five rebounds, while Durant complied 23 points, five assists and five boards. Dallas’ problems with the Thunder date back much further, evidenced by the Mavs allowing an average of 111.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting in the last five meetings between the squads.

When the Thunder are tabbed as big favorites, they have a habit of cashing in. Oklahoma City is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS in their previous 11 when favored by 14 points or less. Books opened OKC as 13-point faves for the affair.

Dallas could not get anything going on the offensive end in Game 1, a trend that will have to reverse itself if they want to have a chance of winning this game. The Mavs shot just 29.8 percent from the field in the contest – the fewest points they’ve ever scored in the playoffs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder opened as -12.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 202 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-96 win for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sport a record of 56-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-43-3 ATS. The Dallas Mavericks are 42-41 and 44-37-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 39-44 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 39-43-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Dallas injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2 and the Dallas Mavericks at No. 17 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense (110.19 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 15 at 102.66 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 47.6% from the field per game, more than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (44.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mavericks were blown out by Oklahoma City on Saturday, losing by a 108-70 final at Chesapeake Energy Arena in basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 10 games
  • Dallas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 21st

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