Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 – The Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder meet for the first time this season on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Mavericks, who are coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, opened as the 1.5-point road favorites against the Thunder across all major sports betting sites. Oklahoma City are coming off back-to-back wins against Toronto and Charlotte and should be a tough matchup for Luka Doncic and company.
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks ran out of ammo against the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-95, on Sunday. Luka Doncic wasn’t his usual spectacular self, as he was held down to just 19 points and 7 assists. Kristaps Porzingis also had a pedestrian game with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Dallas just shot 36 points from the field and 30 percent from the three-point line.
Players to Watch: Luka Doncic (28.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 9.0 APG)
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder captured their sixth win in their last seven games, squeaking past the Toronto Raptors, 98-97, on the road. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 32 points and 7 rebounds and Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double as he tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. OKC shot 43.6 percent FG and converted 20 of their 23 free-throw shots in the game.
Players to Watch: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (19.8 PPG and 5.0 RPG)
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers
Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Hamstring left last game, is “?” Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs Dallas
Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
Bookmakers are expecting a toe-to-toe matchup between the Mavericks and the Thunder, that’s why they adjusted the NBA spread at 1.5 points. The Mavericks have become a legit playoff contender this season thanks to Luka Doncic’s MVP play, while the Thunder are turning heads by keeping themselves in the thick of the playoff race despite losing Paul George and Russell Westbrook this summer.
Moneyline: The Mavericks are a good road team with a 12-4 record, but the Thunder also boasts an above .500 record (11-6) at home. Luka Doncic’s availability for the game will make or break the Mavs’ chances of winning. The Thunder will compete no matter what, and this is the reason I give the home team a bit of edge in Moneyline betting.
ATS: The Thunder has covered the spread in four of their last five games. An extra 1.5 points will not make much difference as I expect OKC to win by at least five points.
TOTALs: The total opened at 219.5 points. The Mavericks are top-3 offensive team, while the Thunder are one of the best defensive squads in the league. Then again, I feel 220 points is reachable, especially if Doncic plays.
Score Prediction: 116 – 110 Thunder