Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (22-17) at Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder collide at the Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight.
The Mavericks have won three of their last five games but will still be licking their wounds after losing to the Cavaliers by 110-107 in overtime last night. Chandler Parsons led the offense with 25 points, Deron Williams had 16 points and 10 assists while Dirk Nowitzki added 17 points, but when it came down to the business end of the game, it was LeBron James and the Cavs who came out on top. With the loss, Dallas falls to 22-17 on the season and 11-7 at home where they've lost three of their last four.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder have won three of their last four after taking down the Timberwolves in a 101-96 win last night. Kevin Durant led the way with 30 points while Russell Westbrook added 22 points and 11 assists as the Thunder dominated the Wolves before holding off a late rally in the fourth quarter. Oklahoma City has now won 10 of their last 13 games to improve to 27-12 on the season and 10-7 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600, while the Thunder are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Mavs are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 19-6-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Oklahoma City.
There is little doubt that the Thunder will win this game at home where they've been dominant all season, but I just get the feeling that the bookies are giving the Mavs too many points in this one as they could have easily beaten the in-form Cavs last night.