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Mavericks vs Thunder Game 2 Betting

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will play host to the Dallas Mavericks in NBA betting action again on Monday night as those teams play the second game of their first-round series.

The Thunder pulled out a 99-98 win at home in Game 1 of the series on Saturday, but failed to cover the spread at the sportsbooks. Russell Westbrook had a team-high 28 points for Oklahoma City.

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 Mavericks are listed as 6.5-point underdogs at Bovada and many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 196. The best Dallas line early Monday was at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 104-99.

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.

In their last action, Dallas was a 99-98 loser on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for Dallas on Saturday, but the Thunder managed a 99-98 victory over the Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5


A few Mavericks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Dallas's last 18 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Oklahoma City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oklahoma City's last 18 games when playing at home against Dallas
Oklahoma City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Dallas home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 3
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Thursday, May 3