Oklahoma City Thunder (7-4) at Dallas Mavericks (3-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday in NBA action at AmericanAirlines Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep the ball rolling while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.1 points and 8.9 assists while Paul George is averaging 22 points and 7.1 rebounds. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won three straight road games.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 110.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.2 points and 4.2 assists while Wesley Matthews is averaging 17.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Dennis Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 42.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won three of their last five home games.
The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 38-18-2 ATS in their last 58 Saturday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Dallas, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
With or without Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder are finding ways to win games and ae shooting the ball much better than when the season first started. The Dallas Mavericks have been in a lot of tight games, but they're on the losing side more often than not and get torched from beyond the arc. OKC is simply the better team, even without its best player playing. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.