Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks - 11/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (2-11) at Oklahoma City Thunder (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -11.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSSW
The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks are getting desperate for a victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 99.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and 4.9 assists. J.J. Barea is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last six road games. Devin Harris is questionable with a ribs injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder could use another victory here after losing five of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 103.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 21.3 points and 2.4 assists while Carmelo Anthony is averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won three of their last five home games. Steven Adams is questionable with a calf injury.
The Mavericks are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games, 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 21-9-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings in Oklahoma City.
I'm not sure why OKC is laying this type of chalk given the way its played up to this point. Yes, the Mavericks aren't good and are on the end of a back to back, but still. Either way, all five of the Thunder's victories have been decided by at least nine points and the offense finally started to click on Friday against the Clippers. I don't love laying this type of chalk with a hit or miss team, but I'm not about to sweat it out with the Mavs keeping it close with a limited roster. Give me OKC in a blowout.