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

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14 May 2024
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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.

Verdict

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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