Thunder at Mavericks Game 4 - 4/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (57-28) at Dallas Mavericks (43-42)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +10 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOK, KTXA
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday night in game four at the American Airlines Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder get one step closer to advancing to the next round by taking a 3-1 series lead. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and seven rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23 points and 10.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks need to tie this series up 2-2 in order to have a real shot to win this series. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 85.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17 points and 4.7 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 11.7 points and 1.3 assist. Raymond Felton is dishing three assists and Justin Anderson is grabbing three rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last nine home games. Deron Williams is questionable.
The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Thunder are 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Dallas.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have shown twice already that when they show up and make their shots, the older and slower Mavs have no chance of keeping up. Dallas just doesn't have the athletes or consistent offensive firepower to hang. Look for OKC to win by double digits.