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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - OKC to level things up on the road in Dallas

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks expert tips for Tuesday, 14th May
  • Tip-off is at 11:30 AM AEST at American Airlines Center, Dallas
  • Despite Mavericks standout Play-Offs, their durability remains a concern
  • OKC's impressive 3pt shooting skills could escalate their chances of winning
  • Article includes expert analysis, head to head results, team forms, team news, and top betting tips

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Play-off Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 


Game 4 of this midwest battle of young stars and the prediction is that OKC will be able to even up the series taking a road win against the Mavs.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
  • Head to Head 
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Form
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Team News
  • Dallas Mavericks Form
  • Dallas Mavericks Team News
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA 2024 FAQ’s

Dallas’ core of Doncic, Irving and Washington have had an outstanding Play-Offs run so far this year, they knocked off the Clippers in round 1 and were able to take road win against the NBA’s brightest young team in the Thunder. But one thing has troubled them all season long and it is their durability. 

Maxi Kleber was a stalwart for the Mavs during the regular season and they miss him stretching the floor, especially against a tall team like the Thunder. OKC will need to adjust their game to take advantage of their length and the fact that they are the best 3pt shooting team in the NBA. 

My expectation is that coach Dagnault has a plan up his sleeve to come away with the win in Dallas and square the series up before heading back to Oklahoma for game 5.

  • OKC have the best 3pt% (38.8) and the 3rd best FG% (49.7) in the league this season
  • Dallas are ranked 18th in Opponent 3pt% on the season allowing their competitors to shoot an average of 36.9% from three
  • The Thunder score on average 119.1 points per game, 3rd most in the NBA
  • The Mavs allow their opponents to score 114.4 points per game on average this season, 20th in the league

Head to Head 


2024 Play-Off Results:
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Game 3DAL105-101OKC
Game 2OKC110-119DAL
Game 1OKC117-95DAL

2023-24 Season Series: 
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Apr 24OKC135-86DAL
Mar 24OKC126-119DAL
Feb 24DAL146-111OKC
Dec 23DAL126-120OKC

Oklahoma City Thunder Form


OKC got closer to the Mavs in Game 3 than they did in Game 2, they even led the most recent game for a portion of time at the beginning of the 3rd quarter but couldn’t finish the game off when they needed to. 

The Thunder haven’t had especially bad shooting nights in Games 2 and 3 losses with 47% from the floor and 33% from the perimeter in both matches. OKC shot 38% from 3 on the season and it isn’t uncommon to see numbers shrink in the play-offs. It is the defence that has been lacking and without it today the Thunder could be staring down the barrel of a 3-1 setback.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News


No major team news for the Thunder.

Dallas Mavericks Form


The Mavs were able to take a 2-1 advantage in the series in Game 3 with a strong performance at home. With Luka seemingly playing on one leg it took a collective effort with Kyrie Irving playing lights out and PJ Washington top scoring with 27. 

The Dallas bench had a +23 rating in Game 3 with Derrick Lively and Josh Green the main contributors. With Doncic still struggling with his knee and ankle ailments the bench will once again be called upon to deliver if Dallas wants to turn home court in the series.

Dallas Mavericks Team News


Luka Doncic is listed as questionable with a knee sprain and ankle soreness but is expected to play. Maxi Kleber is still out. 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA 2024 FAQ’s

How to watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA game 2024?

You can watch the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA 2024 start?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks NBA 2024 starts at 11:30 AM AEDT.

Verdict

OKC will make the necessary adjustments to improve their defensive efforts against the Dallas bench. The best bet in this game is to take the Thunder moneyline, history tells us that games between these teams aren't close so you are getting much better value from the moneyline rather than the handicap. A Thunder win also corresponds with high scoring, take the Game Total Over.
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Betting Slip | 14 May 2024

OKC Thunder @ DAL Mavericks