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2021 NBA Handicapping
(23-21) Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (19-26)
Date: Monday, March 29th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -10
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Monday, March 29th the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the third time this season. In the initial meeting, the Mavericks won 87-78 and in the second meeting on March 11th, the Thunder won 116-108.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 84 victories in 162 meetings. Last season the teams played twice splitting the contests.
Both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis were out in the Saturday match that resulted in a second consecutive loss for the Mavericks who had won eight of 11 leading up to those losses.
They lost 103-112 to the Pelicans with Tim Hardaway Jr. leading the way scoring 30 points. Jalen Brunson got the start and led that group with 24 points.
Boban Marjanovic got an unusual start where he produced a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Maxi Kleber and Trey Burke were the other double-figure scorers with 13 each.
Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety protocols) and Tyrell Terry (personal) missed the game Saturday and are listed as day-to-day. Luka Doncic missed the last two games with lower back stiffness and is also day-to-day.
J.J. Redick will remain out at least a week healing from a surgical procedure to his heel.
Oklahoma City Thunder
It’s full-on tank time in OKC, sure the youngsters are trying to be competitive but the reality is their main player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to miss significant time with plantar fasciitis.
The franchise will take a very patient approach to bring him back and has no incentive to rush his return given they are invested in losing as much as possible.
In the loss to the Celtics on Saturday, Thunder two-way contracted player Moses Brown set or tied records. He grabbed 23 rebounds (tying Steven Adams franchise mark) and set a new record with 19 boards in one half. Brown also scored a career-high 21 points to capture his double-double.
Rookie Theo Maledon continues to impress in his minutes posting 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Kenrich Williams scored 12 points and Lu Dort snagged 10 before leaving the match 16 minutes in with a concussion.
Darius Bazley missed his ninth game due to a shoulder injury and Mike Muscala was out with an ankle injury, while Tony Bradley has yet to join the team since the trade. All are listed as day-to-day.
Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Lu Dort (concussion), and Al Horford (shut down for the season) are all out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-6-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games.
- The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against Oklahoma City.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The Thunder are actively trying to lose games now having been too effective through the early stages of the season. The decision to shut down Al Horford and take as much time as possible for Gilgeous-Alexander and Dort to return amplifies that fact.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
Although there is uncertainty whether Doncic or Porzingis will play with the Thunder so intent on losing games it’s hard to pick them even to cover.
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