Mavericks take on Thunder in hoops contest
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
Dallas travels to Oklahoma City on Monday, hoping to boost its 20-27 mark with a victory over the Thunder.
The Thunder bring a 35-12 record (26-18-3 ATS) to the battle against the 20-27 Mavericks, who are 27-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 23-22-2 so far and the Mavericks go 29-17-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 110-100 victory for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 1-ranked offense (105.8 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.9 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.9% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Dallas was a 109-99 winner in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Dallas got 20 points from O.J. Mayo en route to a 109-99 victory over Phoenix on Friday at US Airways Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 115-110 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 32 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 115-110 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
A few Mavericks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
Oklahoma City is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas home to Portland, Wednesday, February 6
Oklahoma City home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 6