Mavericks vs. Thunder Prediction
Will the Dallas Mavericks continue their struggles on the road when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 8PM ET?
569 Dallas Mavericks vs. 570 Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, December 31, 2018
8PM ET – Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Thunder are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 223 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on the Thunder at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavericks trying to heat up
Dallas is coming off a 105-103 win over the Thunder at home last night for their second win in three games. The Mavs have managed to cover in five straight despite being 2-3 in those games. Dallas is now 17-18 on the season, 2-15 on the road, 22-13 against the spread and 19-16 with the over.
The Mavericks are putting up 110.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 110.1 per game. Both rank near the middle of the league. Luka Doncic is leading the team with 19.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Harrison Barnes is adding 18.4 points per contest.
Thunder return home
Oklahoma City has played five of its last six on the road and they have lost three of their last four games following the loss to Dallas last night. The Thunder are 22-13 on the season, 12-4 at home, 19-16 against the spread and 19-16 with the under.
The Thunder are giving up just 105.7 points per game this season while holding opponents to only 33.7 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, OKC is putting up 111.8 points per game despite shooting just 32.4 percent from the arc. Paul George is leading the team with 26.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.1 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks have covered in six of their last seven Monday games and in 18 of their last 23 games against Northwest Division opponents.
The Thunder are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games against a losing team.
Dallas has won both meetings this season, but both were at Dallas. I would expect the Thunder to turn the tide at home tonight. The Mavericks have just two road wins on the year, and while they can be competitive, I expect the George-Westbrook combo to put up an offensive total that the Mavericks won’t be able to compete with.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -8