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How To Bet Thunder Mavericks – Thunder Do Not Want To Allow Defending Champs Off The Ropes

Posted by Craig Parsons on 5/3/2012 3:16:11 PM

In order for the Dallas Mavericks to reach the NBA finals a year ago, they had to first take care of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western conference finals, which they did on their way to an NBA title. Fast-forward one year later and its now the Thunder looking for their shot at championship rings, with Dallas the first obstacle in their way on the long road to the NBA finals. Oklahoma City took a two-games-to-none series lead over the Mavericks as the series shifted to Texas on Thursday, with the chance to repay Dallas for what went down last season this Kentucky Derby betting weekend.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
Saturday May 5, 2012 – 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas
NBA Sportsbook Line: Dallas Mavericks

It isn’t that Dirk Nowitzki and company haven’t been good in the series, it’s just that the Thunder have been better. Losing the first two games by an average of two points is testament to how closely these teams match up, and Oklahoma City will do everything they can to avoid letting the Mavericks climb back in to this series.

NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

The fact that the Thunder has been so good even despite Kevin Durant’s struggles has been what has stood out the most in this series, with Russell Westbrook elevating his game to that next level to help Oklahoma City take the early series lead. Westbrook is averaging a series-high 28.5 points per game, while Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins have given Dallas all it can handle down low. Eventually Durant is going to come around and start hitting his shots, and the Thunder are hoping that breakout performance will come in Texas.

NBA Betting Preview: Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have been right there in every game so far, and the biggest thing now is to maintain a certain level of confidence after losing a couple of close games that could have very well gone either way. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging a team-high 28 points, but he will need more help from other key veterans like Jason Terry and Vince Carter if Dallas is going to claw its way back in to this series. The loss of Tyson Chandler has left somewhat of a hole in the middle for the Mavericks even though Brendan Haywood has played well. Nowitzki and company have to realize how close the first two games were, and not veer away from the game plan.

NBA Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

Even though they won both sports betting sites contests at home, the Thunder have to be feeling at least a little bit anxious about how close those victories were, and anxious to put this series away with memories of last year’s Western conference finals still lingering. Westbrook has been among the biggest stars in the series and the fact that he has been able to handle the offensive load with Durant struggling from the field is proof that he has taken that next step as a key star on this team in his own right.

NBA Betting Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

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