The Mavericks are playing a back-to-back once again. They have home court on their side and did not have to travel overnight so there should be some fire in this team. The Thunder are very good and come into the game healthy, so it should be a test for a withered Mavericks team.
Fixture: Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder | NBA 2023-2024
Date and Time: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023; 8:00 PM CST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
- Spread: Dallas +4 (-110)
- O/U 235
- Mavs ML: +145
Odds up to date as of 1:30 PM CST from DraftKings
The Mavericks are in a tough bounce-back spot. Potentially playing without Kyrie Irving and Tim Hardaway Jr., they welcome the league’s fifth-best defense by rating. The Thunder are also fourth in offensive rating, just ahead of Dallas. The Mavericks’ defense will be porous against a team that features Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who leads the league in drives per game. Take the over on 235 points and expect the majority of them to be scored by Oklahoma City.
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander over 32.5 points (-105)
- Luka Doncic over 7.5 assists (-135)
Gilgeous-Alexander has dominated his matchup against Dallas. He has hit this line in his last four games against the Mavericks and with a Dallas defense allowing 56 points per game in the paint, he should have no issues tonight.
Doncic has gone over this line in his last five games against the Thunder and with Irving potentially out, they will have to force the ball out of his hands. This line is simply too low for a player of Doncic’s caliber.
Both of these plays are plays of the day. With the uncertainty around the Mavericks’ team health, these are the best plays.