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NBA Betting Odds - Thunder at Mavs

NBA betting odds handicappers are starting to believe in the Dallas Mavericks as they are just one NBA playoffs betting win away from a berth in the Finals.
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NBA betting odds excitement is higher than ever in Dallas as the Mavericks are clicking on all cylinders and are showing signs of being a NBA playoffs betting champion.

The Dallas Mavericks will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of their best of seven NBA Western Conference Finals series.  Dallas leads the series 3-1 and can clinch with a win in this game.  Tipoff time is set for Wednesday at 9PM ET with a telecast on ESPN.

Dallas is coming off a thrilling 112-105 overtime win at Oklahoma City in game 4 to take the commanding lead as they got the cash as 4 point dogs with the game going over the total of 196.  Dirk Nowitzki had 40 points to lead the Mavericks while Jason Terry added 20.  Kevin Durant was the top basketball betting asset for OKC as he had 29 points in the loss.

Nowitzki continues on with his strong bid to become the Most Valuable Player Award winner of the playoffs as he leads Dallas with 28.6 points per game.  Tyson Chandler has been valuable on the boards with 9.4 rebounds per game and Nowitzki has also contributed with 7.4 rebounds per game.  Jason Kidd has been the top assist man for Dallas with 7.5 per playoff game.

Durant has been the main weapon for Oklahoma City with 29 points per game and has also been the top rebounder for the Thunder with 8.1 per playoff game.  Russell Westbrook has also been a key NBA sports betting asset for OKC with 23.4 points per game.

Oklahoma City faces elimination in this game in what should be a loud and hostile environment at Dallas as the Mavericks and Nowitzki try to gain the Finals for the first time since 2006.

Dallas has paid out in 5 of their last 7 games with Oklahoma City as 6 of the last 8 games between these two teams have gone over the total.  Oklahoma City has been a far better value on the road against Dallas with7 payouts in their last 8 games in Big D.

Heading into this matchup with the NBA betting odds the Thunder and Mavs went over the total in 9 of their last 11 games in Dallas.