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Which Thunder Team Will Show Up?

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There’s no shortage of NBA clubs up 2-0 in their respective first-round series, however, the Oklahoma City Thunder are surprisingly not in that group. That’s because after hammering Dallas 108-70 in Game 1, the Thunder fared terribly in a 85-84 loss in Game 2. Game 3 takes place tonight in the Lone Star State.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 3-1 ATS in their last four games as a favorite of 9.0 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Mavericks' last seven games with a closing total of 196.5 or more.
  • The Thunder are 5-2 SU in their last seven games with two days off between games.

Despite the win, Dallas’ scoring woes could get much worse if sharpshooter Dirk Nowitzki is not at his best. Nowtizki is expected to play through a knee injury as the German’s knee swelled up considerably in Game 2, and Nowitzki is technically listed as day-to-day. The Mavs have no shortage of injuries, with David Lee, Deron Williams, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris also banged up.

Entering the last matchup, Dallas had allowed an average of 111.6 points while dropping their first five meetings with the Thunder this year.

Extra rest has not led to covers for Mavericks bettors, as the squad is just 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in their last seven with two days off between games. The UNDER has been a hot bet for them, however, evidenced by the Mavs going below the closing total in nine of their previous 11 affairs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Dallas Mavericks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 8.5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 197 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 103-95 win for the Thunder on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 37-44-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dallas Mavericks are 45-37-2 ATS. Oklahoma City is 39-45 against the points scored total betting line, while Dallas is 39-44-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Dallas Mavericks and the No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 20-ranked offense averaging 101.7 PPG, against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 102.33 PPG. The Dallas Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.21% so far, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Dallas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas's last 11 games
  • Dallas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Dallas, Saturday, April 23rd