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Mavericks home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderDallas Mavericks
March 17, 7:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

49-17TEAM RECORD31-34

Oklahoma City pays a visit to Dallas on Sunday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks are 31-34 so far on the season, and 39-26 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 49-17 and 38-25-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 37-27-1 and the Thunder go 33-31-2 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 210 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 18 and the Thunder at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 111-101 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 8 in the league with 43.3 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 10 with 7.5 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99.3 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.

The Thunder were a 117-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (221) made winners of OVER bettors. Kevin Durant scored 26 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, leading the Thunder to a 117-104 victory over Orlando at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Dallas was a 96-86 winner in its last match at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks got 18 points from Rodrigue Beaubois as Dallas ran past Cleveland 96-86 on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Thunder at Mavericks trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Denver, Tuesday, March 19
Dallas at Atlanta, Monday, March 18