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OKC Struggling to Win Two-Straight Games

Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Playoffs

Kevin Durant made people quickly forget about his 7-for-33 shooting performance in the Thunder’s Game 2 loss with a 34-point explosion in OKC’s 131-102 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 Thursday night. The Mavs will look to pull even with a win at home in Game 4 Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • OVER has gone 6-0 in OKC’s last six games in Dallas.
  • The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as home underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of OKC’s last six games on the road.

Winning back-to-back games has not come easy to the Thunder of late, however, as they’ve gone 0-5 straight up in their last five contests following a victory in the previous game. That said, OKC couldn’t have asked for a better performance after such a dismal showing in Game 2 in front of their home fans.

The Thunder have scored the third-most points per game (107.7) and have given up the second-fewest (85.7) as of Friday afternoon so it took a freak-Durant performance in Game 2 for the Thunder to drop a game.

They’ve been a safe bet though as they’ve covered the number convincingly in games one and three. OKC hammered Dallas by 38 in Game 1 (108-70) and by 29 in Game 3 covering the spread by 26 and 19.5 points respectively.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Dallas Mavericks installed as 10-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 201.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 109-93 result in favor of the Thunder today. 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 try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 38-44-3 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Dallas Mavericks are 45-38-2 ATS. Oklahoma City is 40-45 vs the betting total points scored; Dallas is 40-44-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

This game pits the Dallas Mavericks, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense averaging 101.71 PPG, against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 13 at 102.33 PPG. The Dallas Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.24% so far, less than the Oklahoma City Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.53% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder blew out Dallas on Thursday, running up the score in a 131-102 win at American Airlines Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas's last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Dallas, Monday, April 25th