Dallas faces Oklahoma City on 4-game win streak

Thu, Mar 14, 2024
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Dallas faces Oklahoma City on 4-game win streak

Dallas Mavericks (38-28, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (45-20, second in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Thunder -10; over/under is 237

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas seeks to continue its four-game win streak with a victory against Oklahoma City.

The Thunder have gone 28-15 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City ranks third in the Western Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaging 3.6.

The Mavericks are 22-18 in Western Conference play. Dallas is 3-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Thunder's 13.4 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.1 more made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Mavericks allow. The Mavericks are shooting 48.3% from the field, 3.0% higher than the 45.3% the Thunder's opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the third time this season. In the last meeting on Feb. 10 the Mavericks won 146-111 led by 32 points from Luka Doncic, while Gilgeous-Alexander scored 25 points for the Thunder.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals for the Thunder. Chet Holmgren is averaging 17.5 points, nine rebounds and 1.5 blocks over the past 10 games.

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Doncic is averaging 34.3 points, nine rebounds and 9.8 assists for the Mavericks. Kyrie Irving is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 7-3, averaging 119.2 points, 45.5 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

Mavericks: 5-5, averaging 120.4 points, 42.4 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: Jalen Williams: day to day (ankle).

Mavericks: Brandon Williams: out (wrist).


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