Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Playoffs Prediction & Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks (36-30 SU, 32-34 ATS, 33-33 O/U) may be the defending champions, but the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-19 SU, 35-31 ATS, 31-35 O/U) have plans on vanquishing them in this first round matchup.
The Mavericks limp into the postseason having lost two straight and four of its L/6 games overall while finishing 19th in scoring (95.8 ppg), 19th in field goal percentage (44.3) and 20th in three-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, the Mavs finished an identical 12th in points allowed (94.8 ppg) and three-point field goal defense. Dallas had four double-digit scorers on its roster, led by Dirk Nowitzki’s 21.6 points per contest.
The Oklahoma City Thunder took two of the three regular season meeting against the Mavericks, including each of the last two, though Dallas cashed in for betting backers in two of the three games.
The Thunder went 17-16 ATS at home and 18-15 ATS on the road while finishing third in scoring (103.1 ppg) and field goal percentage (47.1). Oklahoma City also finished 11th in three-point shooting percentage and first in free throw percentage (80.6).
Defensively, the Thunder finished just 17th in points allowed (96.9 ppg), but a surprising fourth in field goal defense (42.7) and ninth in three-point shooting percentage (34.2).
Oklahoma City was led in scoring by league leader Kevin Durant (28.0 ppg) while placing two other players in double-digit scoring, including point guard Russell Westbrook (23.6 ppg).
Here is a look at the key ATS and O/U trends for both ballclubs this season.
Mavericks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Mavericks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as an underdog.
Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an SU loss.
Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 vs. a team with a winning SU record.
Over is 10-4 in Mavericks last 14 road games.
Over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 vs. Western Conference.
Over is 10-4 in Mavericks last 14 vs. NBA Northwest.
Over is 17-8 in Mavericks last 25 overall.
Thunder are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss.
Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games.
Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
Thunder are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Thunder are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
Under is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 games following an ATS loss.
Under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Under is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 home games.
Under is 11-5 in Thunder last 16 overall.
Key head-to-head trends
Mavericks are 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Under is 13-4-1 in the last 18 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Road team is 24-8-2 ATS in the last 34 meetings.
Underdog is 17-4-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings.