Mavericks at Thunder Game 5 - 4/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (43-43) at Oklahoma City Thunder (58-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -13 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder play game five of their series Monday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks hope to steal another road game in this series to avoid elimination and force a game six. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 91.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 13.5 points and 1.3 assist. Raymond Felton is dishing five assists and Justin Anderson is grabbing four rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last seven road games. Salah Mejri is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder can advance to play the San Antonio Spurs in the next round with a victory here. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 91.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.5 points and 11.8 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing seven rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 2.5 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
As expected, the older and slower Mavericks have nothing for the atheltic Thunder who get up and down for 48 minutes. Besides game two where Durant missed 56 shots, Dallas hasn't been able to compete with OKC. Give me the Thunder by double digits once again.