Mavericks vs. Thunder - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (31-12) at Dallas Mavericks (24-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSSW
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 9.8 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Deron Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 assists while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.8 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last 10 home games. Dirk Nowitzki and Raymond Felton are questionable.
The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder are 13-5-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Dallas.
The Mavs are banged up and continue to play inconsistent basketball. The Thunder are starting to find themselves and have been winning on the road. Have to roll with OKC here.