Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Thunder vs Mavericks Lines
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3-0 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks 0-3
Round 1: Game 4
Date: Saturday April 23
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -10
NBA Betting Total: 201.5
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Game 4 of the NBA playoffs could be life or death for this Mavs season. Game 3 ended with the Thunder winning 131-102.
The Thunder are looking to sweep in Dallas to head home to close out the series.
The Mavs are close enough to make this blown out series into a close one very close.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder came out of the gates and played very well on the road in Dallas. They came out and played their tempo throughout the game and that was the biggest factor in the ballgame. Kevin Durant led the team in scoring with 34 points and 7 rebounds.
Durant going 11-25 from the field is a huge improvement from his 34 missed shot performance that he had posted in game 2. Russell Westbrook also posted a solid game with 26 points and 15 rebounds.
This duo was doing what they wanted to with this Mavs defense once again. Enes Kanter posted another solid line off the bench with 21 points and 8 boards.
In order for the Thunder to win game 4 and head back home, they need to continue to keep the tempo up. If Durant and Westbrook can get up and down with anyone, this will be another easy win for the Thunder.
If the Mavs can control the game with their possessions, look for this game to be close like game 2.
Thunder look to head back home with a sweep in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks game out of the blocks slow again in game 3, which led them to another blow out lose. Although they were defeated by a large amount, the Mavs did get production out of many different people.
Wesley Matthews led the team in scoring with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Dirk had another typical Dirk night with 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Raymond Felton had another solid night with an 18 point performance.
The Mavs need to get back in this series now before it’s too late. The Mavs need to look to control the ball for longer like they did in their victory in game 2. They also need to look to stop one of the two in Durant and Westbrook.
As a hard of a job that sounds, they cannot let these guys come out and play out of their mind like in game 1 and 3. The continuous production that the other players on this Mavs team besides Dirk needs to continue going forward.
The Mavs look to even up this series in front of their home crowd.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in OKC last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- OKC are 23-8-2 ATS in their last 33 Sat. games.
- Under is 14-6 in OKC last 20 Sat. games.
- Under is 9-3 in DAL last 12 overall.
- DAL are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Under is 7-3 in DAL last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 25-9-1 in the last 35 meetings in Dallas.
- Road team is 37-17-2 ATS in the last 56 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavs need to come out and control the ball game from the beginning and focus on that throughout the game. A major key for them would to limit the total amount of shots that Durant and Westbrook get.
With that being said, look for Durant and Westbook to have about 60 points total in Saturday’s game. This team is in a hurry to get time off before they play the Spurs.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lean Mavs ATS & OVER 201.5
This game will be closer than the other two losses, but look for the Thunder to win without much sweat.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 107 Dallas 98
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