Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 5/9/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (62-25) vs Dallas Mavericks (54-35)

Game Info: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -183 / Dallas Mavericks +149 --- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday in Game 2 West Second Round NBA Playoffs action at the Paycom Center. Here’s a Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win to even up the series at 1-1 before going home for game 3. The Mavs are 2-2 SU on the road in these playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 105.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.3 points and 9.4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 5 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (72.5%) this season.
  • Kyrie Irving ranks 7th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.5%) this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win to take a quick 2-0 series lead. The Thunder have yet to lose a playoff game. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 90.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 27.6 points and 5.8 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.0) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren rank 3rd amongst qualified players for steals + blocks per game (3.0) this season.

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report

The Dallas Mavericks will be without Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Maxi Kleber and Greg Brown III. Luka Doncic is listed as probable despite a knee injury. Luka may be playing, but he’s clearly not right, as he’s shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 22.7 percent from three in these playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder don’t have a single player on their injury report, making them the healthiest team in the NBA playoffs.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank T1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The Thunder rank T1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.6).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (39.5).

Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction

The Mavs and free points would be appealing if Luka was Luka. However, Luka is clearly not right with his knee injury as he's becoming less and less effective, and he's shooting under 40 percent from the field in these playoffs. In order for the Mavericks to get where they're trying to go, Luka and Kyrie need to be the best players on the floor, and that's just not the case right now. The Thunder are 36-8 SU at home, they're 50-37 ATS on the year. OKC has covered 8 of its last 10 games overall. If Luka isn't right, the Mavs have little to no chance in this series. The line is more than reasonable. Give me the Thunder and the small number.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -5

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