Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/15/2014
Sunday, March 16, 7:00 PM on FSSW, FSOK
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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On Sunday, March 16, the Dallas Mavericks will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. These teams haven't played since last November and on that night, the Thunder bested the Mavericks 107-93 behind Kevin Durant's double-double.
On this night, Russell Westbrook put the doubters to rest on whether he would come back as strong and explosive. Westbrook ended the night with 22 points, a rebound, four assists and two steals. However, he had two monster dunks to let everyone know he was back. Kevin Durant finished with 23 points, three rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds as well.
The Thunder were leading the game at halftime 57-51 and in the third quarter they extended the lead to 15 points. From that point, the game was never really in question. Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Monta Ellis added 20 points, five rebounds and three assists. Ellis also contributed seven of the Mavericks 21 turnovers on the night. These turnovers led to 27 fast break points by the Thunder. Dirk Nowitzki also added 16 points and six rebounds in the losing effort.
Dallas is 22-13-0 ATS on the road this season
Dallas is 19-16-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Oklahoma City is 18-15-0 ATS at home this season
Oklahoma City is 17-16-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries at this time
03/02/14 G Thabo Sefolosha Leg out indefinitely
02/22/14 C Kendrick Perkins Groin out indefinitely
Over the last 10 head-to-head meetings between the two teams, Oklahoma City is 5-5 against the spread and have covered in the last three straight. They've also covered in their last two home games against the Mavericks. OKC hasn't played as well ATS over the last month and are currently 3-7 over their last 10. Dallas has fared better ATS and are 6-4 over their last 10. They are 3-3 in road games over that 10 game span.
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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