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    Oklahoma City Thunder versus Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-4-2013


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    The 20-27 Dallas Mavericks will travel to play the 35-12 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

    The NBA odds from this game will come out on Monday afternoon as Kevin Durant has been listed as questionable for Dallas with a rib injury. Dirk Nowitzki is questionable with a groin injury that forced him to miss the past two games.

    This will be the third meeting between these clubs this season. Oklahoma City has won both games but Dallas covered the spread each time. The two games went over the total.

    Dallas has a road record this season of 8-18. They are 4-4 in their past eight games. They come off the 109-99 road win on Friday night to the Phoenix Suns as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 201 points. The Mavs shot 45.5% from the field with 8 of 21 coming from the three point line. They allowed the Suns 42.7% shooting and pull down 5 more rebounds in the game. O.J. Mayo led Dallas with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Dallas has work to do on the defensive end if they are to earn a playoff berth. The team gives up 103 points a game and ranks 28th which is third to last in the league.

    The Thunder is 20-3 on their home court. The team comes off the embarrassing 115-110 road defeat on Saturday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -11 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 206 points. OKC is too a 4-4 club over their past four games. They shoot 49.4% from the floor and allow the Cavaliers 47.8% shooting. The stats were close but it came down to Cavaliers 50% shooting from three while the Thunder makes just 7 of 21. Kevin Durant has 32 points and 11 rebounds on 8 of 21 shooting. Oklahoma City despite the loss is still a top three offense in four categories this season. They allow 43.1% shooting good for third in the NBA in field goal defense.