Basketball betting figures to be entertaining on Wednesday night as the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Dallas Mavericks. Two of the NBA’s scoring leaders will be featured in this NBA betting game as Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki matches up against Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant.
Basketball betting on this game should be popular since Oklahoma City is better this season than in previous years. Usually the Thunder loses against Dallas but that might not be the case this basketball betting season. The turnaround may actually have started last basketball betting year when Oklahoma City beat Dallas 96-87 at home. They nearly beat them in Dallas but lost 110-108. Even though Dallas has won three of the last five against Oklahoma City overall, they are 0-5 against the NBA betting odds in those games. Four of those five basketball betting contests went under the total.
Dallas Mavericks has been a much better team versus the basketball betting odds on the road. At home they are actually below .500 but on the road, Dallas is a profitable 9-4 versus the NBA betting line. The Mavericks also go over the basketball betting total on the road as eight of their thirteen away games have gone over the total. The Mavericks are right on the edge of being a very good team. They rank 11th in the league in scoring and 10th in total defense as basketball betting stats show so it is easy to see why they lead their division. Nowitzki leads the team in scoring at over 27 points per game.
Oklahoma City has been hanging around in the Northwest Division where four of the five teams in the division are above .500. The Thunder have been led by Durant who is scoring more than 28 points per game this basketball betting season. He is getting support from Jeff Green who is also having a solid basketball betting season. The Thunder have been very good defensively this year, ranking 6th in the league in fewest points allowed. They still need to score more points but at least this season they are not among the lowest scoring teams in the league. The Thunder have actually gone over the basketball betting total in half of their twelve home games this season which might be a surprise considering their strong defense.
This should be an exciting NBA betting game on Wednesday night between the Mavericks and Thunder.