Mavericks host Thunder in basketball action

Oklahoma City ThunderDallas Mavericks
Jan 18, 9:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

31-8TEAM RECORD17-23

Dallas will look to improve on its 17-23 record on Friday when they host Oklahoma City in NBA odds action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks bring a 17-23 record (21-19 ATS) to the battle against the 31-8 Thunder, who are 23-13-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 23-16-1 so far and the Thunder go 18-19-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Mavericks were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 208.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 110-98.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99.6 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 8 at 96 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 95.5 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 117-97 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Thunder and Nuggets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Denver was handed a 117-97 defeat on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Mavericks were a 105-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 19 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 105-100 victory over Houston on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Thunder at Mavericks trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Dallas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Denver, Sunday, January 20
Dallas at Orlando, Sunday, January 20

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