Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Dallas Mavericks (29-22) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (15-34) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday.
The Thunder played the Trail Blazers and notched a win by a score of 98-81 in their last game. Oklahoma City finished with a 40.7% FG percentage (35 of 86) and buried 12 of 41 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Thunder knocked down 16 of their 17 tries for a rate of 94.1%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 50 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to defending, Oklahoma City let their opponent shoot 42.0% from the field on 34 of 81 shooting. Portland recorded 41 dimes and had 18 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Portland pulled down 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Portland shot 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of their 8 shots. They knocked down 7 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Thunder ended up finishing with 13 while the Trail Blazers recorded 14 personal fouls.
Darius Bazley is a player who played a role for the game. Bazley finished 71.4% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. He played for 26 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. He finished with 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting.
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Oklahoma City enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 15-34 so far this season. They currently have an average of 100.7 points per game (30th in basketball) while connecting on 41.6% from the field. The Thunder are hitting 31.1% on shots from beyond the arc (575 of 1,848) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oklahoma City is pulling down 45.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,026 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Thunder have forced 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.6% on shots from distance and they rank 12th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.4). The Thunder defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 44.5% (1,953 of 4,386) and they surrender 48.9 boards per game as a squad. They rank 17th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,232 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks went home defeated by a final of 110-108 when they faced the Magic. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Dallas permitted Orlando to get 31 in all (9 on the offensive side). They finished 32.4% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 34 and ended up going 13 out of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). The Mavericks permitted the Magic to convert 43 out of their 84 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.2% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Mavericks ended up shooting 39 out of 81 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.1%. In terms of 3-point shots, Dallas buried 16 of 38 attempts (42.1%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. The Magic committed 16 fouls for the game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They gave up possession 18 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Mavericks corralled 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this matchup.
Luka Doncic ended up being important for the Mavericks in this contest. Doncic had 34 points in his 38 minutes on the court and tallied 11 dimes in this contest. He knocked down 13 of 22 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 59.1%, and had 12 rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 29-22 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mavericks are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in the league. Dallas has 5,411 points so far this year (106.1 per game) and they average 43.9 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.5 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 19.6 fouls every game and they hit 76.8% from the charity stripe.
The Mavericks defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG allowed with 103.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (15th in the NBA). The Dallas defense gives up 33.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (554 of 1,647) and their opponents are connecting on 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 23.4 assists and 44.3 boards every game, which has them ranked 11th and 13th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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