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Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Picks – OKC To Regain Series Lead In NBA Playoffs

14 May 2024
Leigh Copson 14 May 2024
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  • Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder picks for Wednesday, May 15
  • NBA Playoffs game is taking place at Paycom Center
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    Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Picks
  • Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Picks
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  • Dallas Mavericks Form
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Form

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Picks

Oklahoma City are tipped to edge ahead in this playoff series.

The Thunder restored some confidence with a big road win, and they are now back home where they have been in excellent form despite the Game 2 loss. 

  • Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-3 in their last 22 home games
  • Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-3 in the last 9 meetings with Dallas
  • The Under has cashed in 4 of the last 5 meetings
  • The Under has hit in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games

Head To Head

  • Oklahoma City Thunder lead the all-time series 106-95
  • This NBA Playoffs series is tied at 2-2
  • Oklahoma City Thunder won 100-96 when the two teams last met on May 13

Dallas Mavericks Form

Dallas head back out on the road having surrendered the series lead with a home defeat in Game 4.

The Mavericks, who went 50-32 in the regular season, needed six games to see of the LA Clippers and advance to the second round.

They twice responded to a loss with back-to-back wins, sealing a 4-2 series success with a 123-93 blowout win in LA and a 114-101 victory at home.

Dallas then lost their opening game of this series, losing 117-95 in Oklahoma City, but rebounded with a 119-110 road win and a 105-101 victory at home.

However, the Mavericks failed to open up a two-game lead in Game 4, as they were beaten 100-96 at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder Form

Oklahoma City head back home having managed to tie up the series with a Game 4 win on the road.

The Thunder, who won the Western Conference with a 57-25 record, eased through the first round of the postseason by sweeping New Orleans in four games.

They held the Pelicans to under 100 points in all four meetings, winning 94-92 and 124-92 at home, and 106-85 and 97-89 on the road.

Oklahoma City made a successful start to this series, beating Dallas 117-95 at home, only to drop the second encounter 119-110.

The Thunder then lost 119-110 in their first road game of the series, but rallied in Game 4 as they earned a 100-96 victory in Dallas.


It is starting to feel like these two teams will need seven games to settle this.

Oklahoma City have been solid at home in recent months despite a few defeats, so we lean towards the Thunder edging ahead in the series.

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