Mavericks vs. Thunder Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 26, 2020

Steven Adams, Thunder, 2019

The Mavericks have been a terrific cover option against Oklahoma City in recent years, having gone 6-2 ATS in the previous eight head-to-head meetings

Dallas
43-32
AT
January 27, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena

The Oklahoma City Thunder might have put some distance between themselves and the Western Conference’s non-playoff teams, but there’s still plenty of work to be done as they put their five-game winning streak on the line Monday against visiting Dallas. The Thunder sit seventh in the standings but might finally move up the table this week if they can keep their hot streak going against a Mavericks team that is a sizzling 15-6 on the road this season.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Mavericks have been a terrific cover option against Oklahoma City in recent years, having gone 6-2 ATS in the previous eight head-to-head meetings – but it was the Thunder who cashed in last time out, prevailing 106-101 as a 3.5-point underdog back on New Year’s Eve. And OKC has been truly dominant over the previous five games, posting a perfect 5-0 ATS mark while outscoring its opponents by an average of 12.4 points per victory.

From a totals perspective, the Mavericks should continue to draw plenty of interest from Over bettors whenever they hit the road. They lead the NBA in road scoring at 118.7 points per game and have scored 120+ points in eight of their previous 15 games away from American Airlines Center. And while these teams played a more conservative game in their previous meeting, the Thunder are 7-2 to the Over in their last nine games overall.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks moved quickly to make up for the loss of big man Dwight Powell, who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles. Just days after Powell’s injury, the Mavs acquired Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors for a second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein, who averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 47 games with Golden State, should see plenty of action right out of the gate.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder lean heavily on Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Steven Adams to guide the ship – but it’s the contributions of backup guard Dennis Schroeder that have been pivotal to the team’s recent success. Schroeder has scored 20+ points in four of the previous five games while leading the team in assists three times in that span. Schroeder is averaging 18.8 points to go along with 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds on the season.

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