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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 4-14-24 Picks

Dallas Mavericks (50-31) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (56-25)
April 14, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -19.5; Over/Under: +226
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The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Mavericks vs Thunder prediction.

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have been on a tear as they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games overall, but they are looking to bounce back in this spot after getting thrashed by the lowly Pistons in a 107-89 loss on Friday. Jaden Hardy led the team in scoring with 25 points off the bench while Olivier Maxence-Prosper scored 16 points but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Mavericks shot 43 percent from the field and eight of 29 from the 3-point line, but with their two best players sitting out, the Mavericks couldn’t keep pace with the Pistons and managed just 43 points in the second half to get blown out.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder are gunning for a fifth straight victory after blowing past the Bucks in a 125-107 home win on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 23 points, Chet Holmgren added 22 points with nine rebounds and three blocks while Aaron Wiggins chipped in with 19 points off the bench. As a team, the Thunder shot 52 percent from the field and 13 of 38 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and dominated the first half by 69-52 to take the early lead and they just kept their foot on the gas to come awawy with the statement win at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the Thunder’s last eight games.
  • The home team has covered the spread in each of the Thunder’s last nine games.
  • Each of the last seven games between the Mavericks and Thunder have gone OVER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have lost each of their last six road games against Northwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread in 14 of their last 15 road games against Western Conference opponents after losing as favorites.
  • Each of the Mavericks’ last six Sunday games as road underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.

Mavericks vs Thunder prediction

The Mavericks are going to be severely shorthanded again with Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Daniel Gafford and Dante Exum all out, while the Thunder don’t have a single player listed on their injury report. The Mavericks were rolling before they started resting players in their last game, resulting in a big loss to the Pistons, and I think it will cost them again. The Thunder are coming into this meeting with plenty of momentum and should be good enough to take advantage of this banged up Mavericks team.

Peter Tran’s Free Pick: Oklahoma City -19.5

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