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    Dallas Mavericks versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-17-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 49-17 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to face the 31-34 Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip time from Dallas is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The betting odds from this NBA game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by 4 ½ points with an over under line of 210 points. There has been no movement in the line since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the Thunder and Mavericks. OKC has won all three games but Dallas has covered the point spread in two of the three contests.

    Oklahoma City has a road record of 19-13 on the year. They win their second straight and seventh in eight tries after a 117-104 home victory on Friday to the Orlando Magic as a -17 point betting favorite. The game finished over 207 points. OKC was up 73-56 at the half. They shot 55.3% from the floor and made 4 of 13 from three point range. They give up 43.5% shooting to Orlando and pulled down 19 more rebounds than the Magic. OKC did turn it over 18 times. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 26 points and six rebounds on 8 of 15 from the floor. Oklahoma City is the number two scoring offense in the NBA with 106.7 points scored per game. On defense they allow just 42.8% shooting good for second in defensive field goal percentage in the NBA. In the Western Conference standings the Thunder sits one game behind the number one seeded San Antonio Spurs.

    Dallas is 18-12 this season on their home court. The Mavericks win for the fifth time in six tries after a 96-86 home victory on Friday to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 203 ½ points. The Mavs pulled away in the fourth quarter by outscoring Cleveland 29-18 in victory. Dallas shot 50% from the floor and made 7 of 21 three point attempts. They pulled down seven more rebounds than the Cavs and held Cleveland to 43.6% from the field. Dirk Nowitzki had 13 points and 11 rebounds on 6 of 17 shooting. The Mavs bench chipped in with 60 of the teams points. The team occupies the tenth seed in the Western conference and three games behind the eighth seeded LA Lakers with 17 games remaining. Dallas needed to get better on defense and has improved by allowing under 100 points in four of their past five games.