Betting on basketball excitement and respect is also growing for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they have emerged as a bona fide NBA betting title contender.
The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the best of seven NBA Western Conference Finals. Dallas will have home court advantage and host the first two games of the series on Tuesday and Thursday before the two teams play games 3 and 4 in Oklahoma City on Saturday and next Monday, May 23.
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Oklahoma City had a regular season record of 55-27 straight up and 43-38-1 with the basketball betting odds. The Thunder are coming off a grueling 7 game series with the Memphis Grizzlies in which they won 4-3 while getting the money in 4 of those games as well.
Kevin Durant has been outstanding in the playoffs so far with a team best 28.9 points per game while Russell Westbrook has also been a key contributor with 23.9 points per game. Westbrook also leads OKC in assists for the playoffs with 7 per game.
Dallas had a regular season record of 57-25 and was 44-36-2 with the NBA odds. The Mavericks are coming off a 4 game series sweep of the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and have not played since May 8. Dirk Nowitzki has been the Mavericks top scorer in the post season with 26.5 points per game.
Although Dallas paid out in 2 of the 3 meetings between these two teams during the 2010-11 season, the Thunder have shown good long term value against the Mavericks with 9 payouts in the last 12 matchups in this head to head series. This series has gone over the total in 3 of the last 4 games.
Oklahoma City has had its best success at Dallas as they have paid out in their last 6 consecutive games in Big D with 15 of the last 20 games between these teams in Dallas going over the betting on basketball total.