Mavericks vs. Thunder Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Thunder as 8-point favorites versus the Mavericks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 209 points. Dallas enters play with a 20-27 overall record while Oklahoma City is 35-12 overall.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Mavericks opened as 9-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to 8 points at most books, while the total opened at 209 and has stayed at that number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 56% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Thunder. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Oklahoma City. According to latest NBA trends, Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Southwest, and 27-12-3 ATS in their last 42 vs. Western Conference.
Oklahoma City is coming off a 115-110 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, while Dallas handled Phoenix 109-99 on Friday night. The Mavericks begin the week in 11th place in the conference, gaining precious little ground despite winning six of their last 10 games. The club's biggest issue is a porous defense allowing 102.9 points per game, third-most in the NBA. The Mavericks have been particularly generous when facing Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. The three-time scoring champion has torched Dallas for 92 points in their past two meetings. Durant has missed just 14 games in his career. Oklahoma City has won the last eight encounters. Nowitzki has been ice-cold against the Thunder, shooting just 26.7 percent in their two meetings this season.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -8.5