Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (15-21) vs Dallas Mavericks (19-16)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.8 points on 465 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and nine assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Hamidou Diallo is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 overall. The under is 9-3 in Thunder last 12 overall. The Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best ball of the season and maybe just playing gives them an edge over an OKC team that's been off for a while. The Oklahoma City Thunder also just lost to the Mavs in a game where they couldn't do anything offensively. OKC is also losing at home by an average of 9.2 points. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Mavericks on the road.