Thunder vs. Mavericks: Western Semifinals Game 2 Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – May 9, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 8, 2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder come into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks as 5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Thursday begins at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN from Paycom Center. The Thunder lead the series 1-0. A 218-point over/under has been installed for the matchup.

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Thunder vs. Mavericks Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Thunder -5 218

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Injury Report as of May 9

Thunder: None

Mavericks: Maximilian Kleber: Out (Shoulder), Olivier-Maxence Prosper: Out (Ankle), Luka Dončić: Probable (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Thunder (-5)
Total Pick Over (218)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Thunder vs. Mavericks Stat Rankings

Thunder Avg. (Rank) Mavericks Avg. (Rank)
120.1 (3rd) Points Scored 117.9 (7th)
112.7 (11th) Points Allowed 115.6 (20th)
42 (27th) Rebounds 42.9 (21st)
8.8 (29th) Off. Rebounds 9.7 (23rd)
13.3 (8th) 3pt Made 14.6 (3rd)
27.1 (11th) Assists 25.7 (19th)
11.8 (4th) Turnovers 12.1 (7th)

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Thunder Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 75 30.1 5.5 6.2 2 0.9 1.3
Jalen Williams 71 19.1 4 4.5 1.1 0.6 1.5
Chet Holmgren 82 16.5 7.9 2.4 0.6 2.3 1.6
Josh Giddey 80 12.3 6.4 4.8 0.6 0.6 1
Luguentz Dort 79 10.9 3.6 1.4 0.9 0.6 2

Mavericks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 70 33.9 9.2 9.8 1.4 0.5 4.1
Kyrie Irving 58 25.6 5 5.2 1.3 0.5 3
Tim Hardaway Jr. 79 14.4 3.2 1.8 0.5 0.1 2.7
P.J. Washington 73 12.9 5.6 1.9 1 0.8 1.8
Daniel Gafford 74 11 7.6 1.6 0.9 2.1 0

Betting Trends

  • The Thunder have beaten the spread 46 times in 82 games.
  • As 5-point favorites or more, Oklahoma City is 23-14 against the spread.
  • The Thunder have played 82 games this season, and 43 of them have gone over the total.
  • In 59 games this season, Oklahoma City and its opponent have combined for more than 218 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 218 points, 14.8 fewer than the average total in this season’s Thunder contests.
  • The Mavericks’ record against the spread is 48-34-0.
  • Dallas has won twice ATS (2-7) as a 5-point underdog or more this season.
  • The Mavericks have seen 36 of their 82 games hit the over.
  • Dallas’ games have finished with over 218 points scored 66 times this year.
  • This season, Mavericks games have resulted in an average scoring total of 233.5, which is 15.5 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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