Oklahoma at Dallas NBA Free Picks
On Saturday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal round. The Thunder rebounded from a shocking Game 2 loss to deliver another rout to the aging Mavericks, winning 131-102, a victory so dominant that the Thunder also won each of the four quarters. Find out the latest NBA betting lines here.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks NBA Free Picks
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00pm Eastern time
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN Radio Dallas
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on Oklahoma City?
One of the best ways to dominate Kevin Durant is to frustrate him, and so he followed up his 7-for-33 shooting performance in Game 2 by making 7 of his first 9 shots in Game 3, scoring 20 points in the first half on the way to a 34-point night. Russell Westbrook added 26 more points as the Thunder reestablished their dominance over Dallas’ slow defense. When Oklahoma City is committed on the defensive end and focuses on ball movement and speed on the offensive end, there are few teams who can stay with them — and the Mavericks certainly can’t.
Why should you put your money on the Mavericks?
Straight up? Not a chance. But if you get a line in the 20’s you might think about it. Dirk Nowitzki started out with five points in the early going but only scored 16 in the game, as his teammates were unable to find him in the offense. The Mavericks only made two of their first 12 three-pointers, putting themselves in a big hole to start. The Mavericks need to keep the pace slow, like they did in Game 2, if they want to keep this game close. They also need top effort from Zaza Pachulia if they are going to do anything inside.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think the Thunder will have another easy win in Dallas on Saturday night. I’m predicting a 125-106 Oklahoma City win.