Thunder vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/2/23

Dallas Mavericks (11-7) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (12-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 9 of their last 12 games. The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing 5 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Lakers on Thursday to rebound from losses to the 76ers and Timberwolves. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 119.4 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.6 points and 6.1 assists, while Chet Holmgren is averaging 17.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Jalen Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview 

The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Grizzlies last night, and they got smoked by the Clippers a week from today. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 31.1 points and 7.9 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Grant Williams is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for turnovers per game this season (11.5).
  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (15.7).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (7.9).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (14.0).

Thunder vs Mavericks Prediction

This line being +3 for the Mavericks tells me they may sit some key guys on the end of a back to back. Either way, the Mavs are in one of those funks where they lose games they shouldn't, and they continue to take plays off defensively. The Oklahoma City Thunder have the rest advantage, they're winning outright lately, and they're 13-5 ATS on the season. You should be backing the Thunder most nights. I'll lay the bucket with OKC on the road.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -3

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