Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 12/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Paycom Center is the site where the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-16) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (12-12) on Sunday.
The Mavericks played the Grizzlies and walked away with a win by a score of 104-96 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 21 while the Grizzlies totaled 13 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 31 attempts from 3-point range. Memphis ended up shooting 60.0% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of their 25 shots. On top of that, Memphis totaled 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Memphis earned 40 assists and had 23 steals in the game. When discussing defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the floor on 36 out of 90 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to rebounding, they collected 47 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Mavericks made 18 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 78.3%. Dallas finished the game with a 48.1% field goal percentage (37 out of 77) and converted 12 of 33 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Reggie Bullock is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. Bullock finished 71.4% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes. He was on the court for 30 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. He was able to score 15 points on 5 out of 7 shooting.
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Dallas will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-12 for the year. They have an average of 104.3 pts per contest (26th in the NBA) while going 44.2% from the field. The Mavericks are shooting 33.3% on 3-point shots (306 of 919) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 43.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 540 dimes for the campaign, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks have forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are giving up 36.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.6). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.9% (964 of 2,057) and they concede 46.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 584 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Thunder took home the win by a final score of 110-109 when they faced the Raptors. When it comes to team rebounding, Oklahoma City permitted Toronto to snag 33 overall (13 offensive). They went 36.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 of 41 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Thunder permitted the Raptors to make 42 of their 93 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.2% for the contest. Overall, the Thunder went 38 out of 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.2%. Concerning shots from downtown, Oklahoma City knocked down 17 of their 40 attempts (42.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 85.0%. The Raptors committed 13 fouls for this contest which got the Thunder to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 12 steals in the matchup. The Thunder were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this game.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder in the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 17 for the contest giving him a rate of 35.3%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander earned 26 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 9 dimes for this contest.
Oklahoma City has a record of 8-16 on the campaign. The Thunder are responsible for committing 16.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 20.2 times per contest (30th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. Oklahoma City has accounted for 2,383 pts this year (99.3 per game) and they average 45.6 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 41.2% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in the league.
The Thunder on defense are ranked 18th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 108.0. They are forcing 13.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (14th in basketball). The Oklahoma City defense allows 36.3% on shots from distance (346 of 952) and their opponents are knocking down 79.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.9 dimes and 48.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 24th and 30th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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