Thunder vs. Mavericks - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (45-29) at Oklahoma City Thunder (42-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSOK
The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.1 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds while Chandler Parsons is averaging 15.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 6.4 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting just 42.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost eight straight when scoring less than 100 points. The Mavs have lost seven of their last eight games on the road. J J Barea is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.6 points and 8.6 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. Dion Waiters is shooting 38.9 percent from the field and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 45.9 percent from the field in their last five games and have won six of their last seven when topping 100 points. OKC has won six straight games on its home court. The Thunder could use this win to get one game closer to clinching the last spot.
The Mavericks are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-25-2 ATS in their last 36 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Oklahoma City and the road team is 33-16-2 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Thunder can pretty much lock up a playoff spot with a victory, and the Mavs are so up and down that they're hard to trust with any type of points. Take OKC and the reasonable chalk.