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Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Pick

The Dallas Mavericks are on the road at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday for Game 5 of the best of 7 series. The Western Conference postseason has been exciting, with both series tied at 2, as we head to pivotal game 5’s. The winner of this series will move on to the Western Conference Finals and battle the winner of the Denver Nuggets/Minnesota Timberwolves series.

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a loss on Monday at home. The Mavericks led at halftime, but fell apart in the second half. Now, the Mavericks will have to win two out of the next three to move on. Dallas is the fifth seed in the West, as they went 50-32 during the regular season. The Mavericks eliminated the Clippers in the first round.

For Oklahoma City, after five straight wins, they lost back to back games to fall down 2-1 in the series. The come from behind win on Monday put much needed energy back into them. The Thunder are the top seed in the West, after going 57-25 during the regular season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are -4.5 at home over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

Dallas Let them off the Hook

The Dallas Mavericks led 54-43 at halftime, and 69-65 after three. The Mavericks could not slow down the offensive attack of the Thunder in the fourth quarter and fell in the game. Dallas did not get a great game from their stars. Kyrie Irving scored just 9 points, while Luka Doncic was held to 18.

PJ Washington continues to impress this series. The former Charlotte Hornets forward scored 21 points and ripped down 12 rebounds. That was the second time this series he has gone for a double/double. Washington is averaging 25.6 points per game this series.

During the regular season, the Mavericks scored 117.9 points per game. That ranked 7th in the NBA. Dallas made nearly 15 three point shots per game this season as well. The Mavericks are scoring 112 points per game in the two wins this series, and 95.5 in the pair of losses.

Oklahoma City with Momentum

Oklahoma City saw four guys score double digits in the big Game 4 win. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander once again led the charge with 34 points and 8 rebounds. Chet Holmgren was second on the team with 18 points, while Jaylen Williams scored 14 points and ripped down 9 rebounds.

The Thunder are now back at home, where they are 3-1 in the postseason so far. In those three home wins so far, Oklahoma City is winning by nearly 19 points per game. During the regular season, the Thunder came in as one of the best scoring teams in the league. Oklahoma City averaged 120.1 per game.

The Thunder were the best three point shooting team in the league. They made nearly 39% from downtown. The weakness for the Thunder has been their rebounding. They finished 27th in the league with 42 per game.

Thunder Top Mavericks in Game 5

Look for the Thunder to keep the Game 5 momentum, and move a win away from the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder are back at home, and ready to play good basketball.

Our final bet for this game is the Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 over the Dallas Mavericks. This has been a great series so far, and this will continue in this game. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Basketball betting!

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