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2022 NBA Handicapping
(17-18) Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (13-22)
Date: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Paycom Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -300 | Thunder +240 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -8.5 / Thunder +8.5
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
The Dallas Mavericks will be on the road to take on the OKC Thunder on Sunday, January 2nd.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Paycom Center.
Dallas started off as a 7 point favorite and that number is now up to 8.5. The total has stayed right around 209.5.
The Mavericks have looked good at times this year, but they have yet to put it all together. They just have to be more consistent if they wish to make it far come playoff time.
This team has won two of their last three games. If they are on their game, they should be able to make it three out of four when the game is over on Sunday.
A big thing with this squad is being healthy. It seems like every day there is a different starting lineup out there and that cannot happen if a club wants to have chemistry.
I still feel that these guys are going to have to acquire some other players to support Luka Doncic because the current supporting cast is just not enough.
Dallas last played on Friday, where they beat the Sacramento Kings by a score of 112-96. They did just what they had to do against a team they were better than.
Kristaps Porzingis was the leading scorer for them in the win on Friday with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Also, Jalen Brunson had 23 points and 8 assists.
Overall, the Thunder have not had a great year. They have looked a bit better as of late, but I am not sure if it will amount to all that much.
Oklahoma City comes into this game with a record of 13-22, which puts them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Given how many good teams there are in the West, it is going to be hard for them to dig themselves out of that hole.
Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint why a team has struggled, but for this team, it is not all that complicated. At the moment, they just do not have enough talent on their roster to compete with the top teams. If they do not add other pieces to their roster, they will continue to be in this spot.
This club beat the New York Knicks on Friday by a score of 95-80. Even though their opponent was short-handed, that was still a very impressive win for them.
In the win over New York, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the leading scorer with 23 points and 4 assists. He has been a real bright spot for this team so far during this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Mavericks are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The Thunder are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder NBA Analysis:
Both of these teams will be missing some key players in this game. With that said, other guys are going to have to step up.
Dallas has to start playing more consistently and these are games they must take care of business in. It would be a very bad look if they lost to the Thunder.
The Mavericks cannot just take their opponent lightly here, though. Oklahoma City has surprised some folks this year, so you have got to be careful.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
Dallas is the better team here and I do feel they will take care of business, but I am not sold on them covering.
For me, the 8.5 is just a bit too high to lay with the Mavs. Even though they have been good ATS as of late, I do not love them in this spot. I can see the Thunder making this thing pretty competitive.
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