Monday NBA Betting – Dallas at Oklahoma City

December 29, 2010 NBA Basketball

The best matchup in Monday’s NBA betting is in Oklahoma City as the Thunder host the Dallas Mavericks.

Both teams have won over 20 games this season and are considered two of the top teams in the Western Conference. You can make an NBA bet on this game at Sbg global.

Rested Mavericks
Dallas has had a very unusual break as they have had five days off between games. That normally does not happen during the regular season but the holiday gave the Mavericks some extra rest. Dallas has been one of the best teams this season and they come into this game having won 16 of their last 17. Dallas planned for this break before the season even began and they had a schedule that was expected to keep them fresh and prepared.

Thunder 8-8 ATS at Home
Oklahoma City comes into this game .500 against the spread at home. They did win and cover on Saturday as they beat the Denver Nuggets. That was the first game of this four-game homestand for the Thunder. Oklahoma City is playing well offensively as they are 7th in the league in points per game but they are still struggling somewhat on defense and that is always a concern when they play a top team.

Dallas Trends
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Northwest. The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Mavericks are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games. The Mavericks are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Oklahoma City. The Mavericks are 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings against Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Trends
The Thunder are 4-1 in NBA betting in their last 5 home games. The Thunder are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 Monday games. The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. the Southwest.

Total Trends
As you make an NBA bet on the total keep in mind that the Over is 8-1 in the Mavericks last 9 overall. The Over is 5-1 in the Mavericks last 6 road games. The Over is 10-3 in Oklahoma City’s last 13 home games. The Under is 7-3 in Oklahoma City’s last 10 overall. The Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.

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