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Thunder vs Mavericks Game 1 Odds

Dallas MavericksOklahoma City Thunder
April 28, 9:30 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

36-30TEAM RECORD47-19

The defending-champion Dallas Mavericks open the playoffs as road underdogs at the sportsbooks on Saturday as they hit the hardwood in Oklahoma City for Game 1 of their series with the Thunder.

Dirk Nowitzki aims to lead his Mavs back to the final but the young Thunder are a formidable opponent and the point spread reflects this reality.

Oklahoma City will face the 36-30 Mavericks, who own a 32-34 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunder are 31-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 33-33 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thunder are listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 194 over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Thunder and the No. 8-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-99 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 103.1 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.8 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.8 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 106-89 result against the Hawks on April 26. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 106-89 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Thursday).

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 106-101 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 5 rebounds but Denver still won, 106-101, over Oklahoma City on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Mavericks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Dallas's last 17 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 14 games on the road
Dallas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oklahoma City's last 17 games when playing at home against Dallas
Oklahoma City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Oklahoma City, Monday, April 30
Oklahoma City home to Dallas, Monday, April 30