Mavericks vs. Thunder - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (40-16) at Dallas Mavericks (30-27)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +5 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSSW
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a bounce back win after losing three of their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Cameron Payne is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 assists. Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 home games. David Lee is questionable after just signing.
The Thunder are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Mavericks are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Dallas.
The young and atheltic Thunder should run this older Mavs team into the ground. OKC also needs a win here after stinking up the joint against the Pacers and Cavs. I like the road team and the reasonable number here.