At 3:00 ET, the Thunder (-134) will take on the Mavericks (+112) in a Western Conference matchup. Dallas is on a three-game win streak and is currently 8th in the Western Conference. The Thunder (-2.5) are 2nd in the West and 35-16 on the season.

This game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and can be seen on NBA TV. The over/under line for this game is 242 points.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Mavericks +2.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 123-121 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will Oklahoma City Find a Way to Win on the Road?

On the season, Oklahoma City has an O/U record of 28-23-0, and their games have averaged 233.8 points per game. The O/U line for today’s game is set at 242, and the Thunder have gone over the line in their last three games.

Oklahoma City’s last game finished with a combined score of 241 points, which was higher than the O/U line of 239.5. The Thunder lost the game to the Jazz by a score of 124-117.

This season, the Thunder have an ATS record of 32-19, and they have gone 15-10 ATS on the road. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games.

Oklahoma City is currently 2nd in the Western Conference with a record of 35-16. In non-conference play, they are 14-4 and 21-12 against other Western Conference teams.

So far, the Thunder are 26-9 as the favorite and have gone 21-14 vs. the spread as the favorite. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +10.6 PPG compared to +1.6 PPG as the underdog.

On the season, the Thunder are one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 120.8 points per game (4th). However, they have been slightly better at home (122.8 PPG) compared to on the road (118.6 PPG).

When it comes to pace, Oklahoma City is 11th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are one of the top teams in the NBA, shooting 50% from the field (2nd).

From beyond the arc, the Thunder are 11th in made threes per game (13.3) and have a three-point shooting percentage of 39% (3rd). In terms of free throws, they are 13th in makes (18.3) and 18th in attempts (22).

Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 113.0 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Thunder’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.0% and allowing 36.8% from beyond the arc.

Can the Mavericks Pull Off a Home Win?

Dallas is currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 29-23. In the Southwest Division, they are in 2nd place.

The Mavericks have won three straight games and are looking to improve on their ATS record of 27-25. At home, they are 11-16 ATS and have failed to cover the spread in their last five home games.

As the underdog, the Mavericks are 8-15 straight-up and 9-14 ATS. Today’s game is their 4th straight as the underdog, and they are getting 2.5 points against the Thunder.

In their last game, the Mavericks defeated the Knicks by a score of 122-108. The O/U line for that game was 223.5, and Dallas covered the spread as 5.5-point favorites.

This season, the average scoring total in Mavericks games is 236.4, and today’s O/U line is set at 242 points. Dallas has an O/U record of 27-25 for the season.

This season, the Mavericks have been one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in both three-point attempts and makes. On average, they are making 15.2 threes per game. However, they are just 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

At home, the Mavericks are averaging 119.9 points per game, which is 8th in the league. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 118.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Dallas is 14th at 47%.

When it comes to pace, the Mavericks are 12th in the NBA at 99.4 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 9th in the league at 56%.

On defense, the Mavericks are ranked 22nd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 65.4% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.2% and allowing 36.9% from beyond the arc.