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Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 NBA Spread and Picks

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Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12-31-2019 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: December 31, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: FSSW
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Dallas Mavericks -1 (-108) 219.5 o (-110) -118

Oklahoma City Thunder
+1 (-108) 219.5 u (-110) -102
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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)
Kristaps Porzingis (17.3 PPG and 9.4 RPG)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (13.7 PPG and 2.6 RPG).

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)
Dennis Schroder (18.4 PPG and 3.7 RPG)
Danilo Gallinari (18.0. PPG and 5.7 RPG)

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/31/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games.
Dallas are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
Dallas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Mavericks are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Dallas are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Dallas are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Mavericks are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Thunder are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Dallas.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Oklahoma City are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in December.
Oklahoma City are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Tuesday.

Injuries

Dallas Mavericks

Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Hamstring left last game, is “?” Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
Luka Doncic PG Wrist is “?” Tuesday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari SF Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs Dallas
Dennis Schroder PG Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs Dallas
Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Dallas Mavericks Oklahoma City Thunder
46-34-2 Against the Spread 44-43
37-44-1 Straight Up 41-44-2
108 Points per Game 113
110 Points Allowed per Game 110
46.39 Offensive FG% 46.87
78.13 Offensive FT% 79.39
36.89 Offensive 3PT% 34.32
44.34 Defensive FG% 45.84
76.05 Defensive FT% 79.97
33.8 Defensive 3PT% 33.62

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