Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

OKC -1

TV: DTV

The Dallas Mavericks go to the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dallas Mavericks are coming off of it a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and their last game, but have won three of their previous five games, and look to be a different team now that Luca Doncic is back. 

The Mavericks are 21-11 on the season and have been a great team with or without Luka Doncic this season. However, there should be a sigh of relief from Mavericks fans as they see Doncic back on the court, making them one of the most dangerous teams in all of the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder is on a two-game winning streak, winning one of their games in overtime, and the other one against the reigning and defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been better than what many expected, as many expected the team would be one of the worst in all of the NBA due to them not having the talent, and piling up draft picks. The Thunder aren’t great tho, and are 17-15 on the season and are in the bottom ten on offense and defense.

Dallas is 18-14 ATS this season
Over is 20-12 for the Mavericks this season
Oklahoma City is 20-12 ATS this season
Over is 14-18 for the Thunder this season

With the return of Luka Doncic from his injury, I think that the Dallas Mavericks need to be favored as the winners in most of their matchups going forward. As long as the team is healthy, the Dallas Mavericks are one of if not the most dangerous team in the NBA with the combination of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. I think that the Oklahoma City Thunder will not be able to have much of a defensive matchup against Doncic or Porzingis in this one, and the Dallas Mavericks will win this one easily. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win 117 - 100.
 

Joshua’s Pick Dallas +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.