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Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/14/24 NBA Betting Picks

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/14/24This upcoming Sunday brings an electrifying clash in the NBA as the Dallas Mavericks (50-30) face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (55-25) in a game that’s crucial for both teams’ playoff positioning. The Paycom Center in Oklahoma City is the stage for this battle of Western Conference titans. Fans and bettors alike are eyeing this matchup as a key event on premier betting websites, considering the impressive records of both teams.

When:Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 3:30 PM ET
Where:Paycom Center, Oklahoma City
Stream:NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/14/24
+20 -110
o222.5 -105
-20 -110
u222.5 -115
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The specifics of the betting odds remain undisclosed as of now, but with the Mavericks’ recent form and the Thunder’s consistent performance this season, sharp bettors will be keen to monitor the lines as they develop. It’s advisable to watch for the Mavericks possibly being slight underdogs despite their streak, given the Thunder’s strong home advantage.

Luka Doncic (PG) vs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG)

Luka Doncic has been quite remarkable for the Mavericks this season, needless to say. He is among their peers in each game where he manages 33.9 points, 9.8 assists, and averages much more than a double-double in most times. The proof for his control of the game is evident however, his numbers on average per game, turnovers of 4, might be a concern against a defensively mean spirited Thunder.

On the contrary, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander the Thunder had also shown his capacity throughout the season having an average of 30.4 points plus an overall all-around performance. He managed to accumulate remarkable stats in the defensive front including 2.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, giving rivals at that position a hard time. Coming up with a strategy where Shai is mainly going to be a scorer and mattress a slightly better turnover rate can help him match the game’s pace.

This is where you can say that fans will be shown real talent and mind when hashims and Ben’s point guards play against each other. Both players signing the line of scrimmage for their respective sides are the meal tickets of their attack; hence, the reckoning of this match up could very well be the defining moment of this conflict. In no other way the subtleties of how they are each investing and taking up from the relative sides can seriously change the final outcome.

A Deep Dive into Mavericks’ Metrics

The Mavericks have been racking up good stats as they are putting an amazing 118.6 points per game together this season with their solid shooting outside the arc. The healthy 37.2% shooting from beyond the arc is one of the keys to their game plan. But, considering that they are averaging 12 turnovers per match and that the Thunder likes to implement their opponent’s lows, they face an obstacle.

Thunder’s Statistical Standouts

Although Oklahoma City played more points per game than Dallas at 119.8 compared to 118.3, their field goal percentage was better at 49.8% to the Mavericks’ 48.2%. Such exemplar approach from the court not only shooting 82.4% average from the free-throw line which is proof of their effectiveness in converting scoring chances suggests a team that can score as long as they get something from something.


Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends

Mavericks are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Dallas Mavericks are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the spread
Mavericks are 27-13 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Mavericks’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Mavericks’ 40 last games at home

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

Thunder are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Oklahoma Thunder are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Thunder are 19-21 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Thunder’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 18 of Thunder’ 39 last games at home


Dallas Mavericks

Kyrie Irving PG Is OUT Sunday vs Oklahoma City, Hamstring
Dante Exum PG Is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Oklahoma City, Foot
Derrick Jones Jr. SF Is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Oklahoma City, Shoulder
Maxi Kleber PF Is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Oklahoma City, Back
Luka Doncic PG Is OUT Sunday vs Oklahoma City, Ankle

Oklahoma City Thunder

Josh Giddey PG Is “?” Sunday vs Dallas, Hip

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

Taking into account the outcome of the previous matches and the specifics of the gameplans this contest promises to be exciting. The point of the game will be the matchup between Doncic and Gilgeous-Alexander with each of them having the ability to raise their arms and put the team in the lead.

In case the Mavericks are considered as underdogs considering their record in ATS on the road and Thunder’s questionable consistency at home, the Mavericks should be a more probable bet. Profit may be defied by prop bets on player performances, at the head of Doncic’s assists and Gilgeous-Alexander’s steals. For those following NBA latest free picks, watch the line movement closely and consider the over, given both teams’ scoring capabilities. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Thunder 115, Mavericks 112.