Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/8/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder (17-22) vs Dallas Mavericks (23-17)

Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Dallas Mavericks have won 8 of their last 9 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 8 games.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 48 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 34 points and 8.7 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 17.6 points and 8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 116.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.9 points and 5.7 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 15.4 points and 5.4 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 27-7 ATS in their last 34 Sunday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. The over is 9-2 in Mavericks last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

This line has completely flipped because the Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back and there's reports Luka likely sits out due to a sore ankle. I have to lay the bucket with the scrappy Oklahoma City Thunder if that's the case. OKC not has the rest edge, but it's good at home, where it wins by an average of 3.4 points. No Luka, give me the Thunder and the small chalk.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5

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