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NBA Playoff Odds: Mavericks vs. Thunder

The Western Conference Final heads to Oklahoma City tonight with the Thunder and Dallas Mavericks all tied up 1-1.

The Thunder tied the series with a 106-100 win in Game 2 as a 5-point road favorite. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 24 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points for Dallas.

View Dallas vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Thunder installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Thunder and the No. 6-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-104 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 8-rated squad against Dallas's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 18 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.8 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 106-100 winner on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 24 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 106-100 victory over Dallas on Thursday at American Airlines Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 10-0
After a win are 4-6


A few Mavericks at Thunder trends to consider:
Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing at home against Dallas
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Oklahoma City is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Dallas at Oklahoma City, Monday, May 23
Oklahoma City home to Dallas, Monday, May 23

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