2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Thunder vs. Mavericks Betting Picks (05/13/2024)

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Thunder vs. Mavericks Betting Picks (05-13-2024)

At the beginning of their series, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder were considered even. Two of the biggest names in NBA betting give each team a cause to boast. Luka Doncic of Dallas and Shai Gilgeous Alexander of Oklahoma City bring undeniable star power. Gamblers remain split in their opinions for this series. Casual gamblers are more familiar and comfortable with the Mavericks and Doncic. Counter to that is the Wise Guys liking the hidden value that Oklahoma City often provides. The Thunder are often ignored by squares, which is just how sharps like it.

2024 NBA Playoffs Second Round Series Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks

Date and Time:Monday, May 13, 2024, 9:30 P.M. ET.
Location:American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Oklahoma City Thunder+1½ -110215½ -110EV
Dallas Mavericks-1½ -110215½ -110-120
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Oklahoma City 117, Dallas 95 (Thunder lead 1-0)
  • Game 2: Dallas 119, Oklahoma City 110 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 3: Dallas 105, Oklahoma City 101 (Mavericks lead 2-1)
  • Game 4: Thunder at Mavericks, May 13 (9:30 ET, TNT)
  • Game 5: Mavericks at Thunder, May 15 (9:30 ET, TNT)
  • Game 6: Thunder at Mavericks, May 18 (8:30 ET, ESPN)*
  • Game 7: Mavericks at Thunder, May 20 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Overview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 57-25 straight up, 46-36 against the spread, and 46-35-1 over/under the offshore betting total. Late on, Oklahoma City has covered four out of their last five games. In comparison, the Thunder have gone over the total in four of its previous six matchups. Oklahoma City is 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Minnesota was a game behind the Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

In sum, Oklahoma City has NBA metrics of 3rd for scoring offense, 3rd for field goal percentage, 1st for 3-point field goal percentage, 4th for free throw percentage, and 27th for offensive rebounding. While on defense, the Thunder gave NBA metrics of 11th for scoring defense, 3rd for field goal percentage permitted,12th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 23rd for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Oklahoma City has covered five of their most recent seven playoff games, Four of their last five matchups went under the total. Shai Gilgeous Alexander leads OKC with 28.9 points per game.

Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

The Dallas Mavericks are 50-32 straight up, 48-34 against the spread, and 36-46 over/under the NBA betting total. Late on, Dallas has covered five out of their last seven games. While the Mavericks have gone under the total in six of its previous eight matchups. Dallas is 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Mavericks are seven games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Dallas has NBA metrics of 7th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage, 27th for free throw percentage, and 21st for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Mavericks have NBA metrics of 20th for scoring defense, 20th for field goal percentage permitted, 18th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 25th for defensive rebounding.

Late on Dallas has gotten the cash in four of their most recent five games. The Mavericks went over the total in four of their last six tilts. Luka Doncic leads Dallas with 27.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per contest.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Free Pick

In this situation, Oklahoma City offers more value.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Best Bet: Oklahoma City Thunder.

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