Mavericks vs Thunder Game 3 Betting
Supporters of the Dallas Mavericks will be looking for their team to at least cover the posted spread once again on Thursday night as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their set.
The Mavericks are down 2-0 to the Thunder in the best-of-seven first-round matchup, but they're 2-0 ATS in the series after losing by scores of 99-98 and 102-99 in the first two games on the road.
The Mavericks sport records of 36-30 and 32-34 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 47-19 and 35-31 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-33 for the Mavericks and 31-35 for the Thunder.
Sportsbooks had the Mavericks installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup at BetOnline. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 195, including over at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-99 win for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95.8 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.9 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.6 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
The Mavericks were a 102-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki chucked in 31 points for Dallas on Monday, but they still came up short in losing 102-99 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Thunder at Mavericks trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oklahoma City's last 17 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Dallas's last 25 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Saturday, May 5
Dallas home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 5