Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Mavericks vs Thunder Lines
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(42-41) Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (56-27)
Round 1: Game 2
Date: Monday April 18
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 200.5
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This Game 2 can be very huge in the way this series will end up. Incase you missed it, game 1 was favored to OKC in their 108-70 win.
The Mavs look to rebound from their embarrassing outing they had on Saturday
The Thunder look to stay hot and try to wrap this series up quick.
Dallas goes into this game 2 with huge implications on the line. I said in my game 1 preview and my series preview that the key to this series for the Mavericks is to get production out of someone other than Dirk Nowitzki.
I said Dirk would be able to get his own, and he did as he put up 18 points and 4 rebounds. But other than him there was not another player that scored in double digits on Saturday.
A big part for success on Tuesday is for guys like Wesley Matthews and Deron Williams to put forth some type of production on the scoring side.
Another part this team will need to improve on going forward in this series is the shooting behind the 3 point arch. The Mavs only made 22.2% of their shots from the 3 point line.
The Mavs look to take game 2 and head back home.
The Oklahoma City Thunder did the things that were needed to be done in the 108-70 win at home in game 1. Big takeway from that game was the dominance that they showed on the defensive side of the game.
This game was lopsided from the start, OKC dominated the game on both ends of the floor overall. The Thunder were led in scoring by their star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook was the leading scorer in the game with 24 points, Durant was right behind him with 23 points.
From the series preview, I said that these two will be able to do whatever they want with this Dallas team on Saturday, doing all of their scoring primarily in the first 3 quarters.
OKC will need to keep their consistency going forward, as they only posted 15 points in the 4th quarter. The Thunder will be rested as most of their starters kept their minutes down in this blow out victory.
The Thunder look to make quick work in game 2 at home before heading on the road to Dallas.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in DAL last 10 overall.
- DAL are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Mon. games.
- Under is 6-2 in DAL last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Underdog is 28-13-1 ATS in the last 42 meetings.
- Road team is 35-17-2 ATS in the last 54 meetings.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
It was very surprising to see such a lopsided win in game 1 of this series, but the way they did it was not surprising.
This Mavs team will not be able to keep up with the Thunder’s offense this series, primarily K.D and Westbrook.
I look for this game to be somewhat similar to the one that we saw on Saturday, lots of scoring from the Thunder and not much by Dallas.
Dallas seems like they will have a hard time keeping up this series from the way they looked Saturday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER
I look for the Thunder to take game 2 again in quick fashion.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 87 Oklahoma City 101
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