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Mavericks vs. Thunder Western Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 18

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Mavericks vs. Thunder Western Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 18

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: ABC

The Dallas Mavericks are 4-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 6 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on Saturday, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the series. The matchup has an over/under set at 209 points.

Mavericks vs. Thunder Odds & Spread

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Mavericks vs. Thunder Prediction & Pick

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Mavericks vs. Thunder Betting Trends

  • The Mavericks have covered the spread 48 times this season (48-34-0).
  • The Thunder have 46 wins against the spread in 82 games this season.
  • This season, Mavericks games have hit the over 37 times.
  • Thunder games this season have gone over the total in 45 of 82 opportunities (54.9%).
  • When playing at home, Dallas sports a worse record against the spread (21-20-0) compared to its ATS record on the road (27-14-0).
  • When it comes to point totals, the Mavericks hit the over less often in home games, as they've exceeded the total 16 times in 41 opportunities this season (39%). In away games, they have hit the over 21 times in 41 opportunities (51.2%).
  • Against the spread, Oklahoma City has been better at home (27-14-0) than away (19-21-1).
  • Thunder games have finished above the over/under 51.2% of the time at home (21 of 41), and 58.5% of the time away (24 of 41).

Mavericks Leaders

  • Luka Doncic averages 33.9 points, 9.2 boards and 9.8 assists.
  • Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points, 5.2 assists and 5 boards.
  • Daniel Gafford is averaging 11 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 2.1 blocked shots (sixth in league).
  • P.J. Washington is averaging 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.'s numbers on the season are 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 40.2% from the field and 35.3% from downtown, with an average of 2.7 made treys.

Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 30.1 points for the Thunder, plus 5.5 boards and 6.2 assists.
  • The Thunder get 16.5 points per game from Chet Holmgren, plus 7.9 boards and 2.4 assists.
  • Per game, Jalen Williams gets the Thunder 19.1 points, 4 boards and 4.5 assists, plus 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocks.
  • Josh Giddey averages 12.3 points, 6.4 boards and 4.8 assists. He is sinking 47.5% of his shots from the field and 33.7% from beyond the arc, with 1 treys per contest.
  • The Thunder are getting 10.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Luguentz Dort.

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