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Mavs underdogs vs Thunder

How much does Dallas have left in the tank after a huge 40-point effort by Dirk Nowitzki Saturday?

They face the soaring Oklahoma City on the road as 7-point underdogs in NBA wagering action Monday. But the road team has done very well in this series, going 6-1 ATS in the past 7 meetings.

The Thunder had a win streak end Saturday in Atlanta while the Mavs stopped a losing skid with a win over Utah.

View Dallas vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Thunder as 7-point favorites in this matchup at Bovada, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 7 and the Mavericks at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-99 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense (102.1 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 4 at 91.3 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.2% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas won its last outing, a 102-96 result against the Jazz on March 3. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. Utah was victimized by Dirk Nowitzki for 40 points as the Mavericks defeated the Jazz 102-96 in NBA action on Saturday.

The Thunder were a 97-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a terrific 35-point performance from Kevin Durant but Atlanta handed them a 97-90 defeat on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3


A few Mavericks at Thunder trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas's last 16 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Dallas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oklahoma City's last 16 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to New York, Tuesday, March 6
Oklahoma City home to Phoenix, Wednesday, March 7