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Mavs vs. Thunder Game 3: Can OKC Bounce Back? Predictions, Vegas Odds

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On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to the American Airlines Center to confront the Dallas Mavericks in the high-stakes Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinals clash. The series is currently tied at 1-1 after the Mavs secured a victory in Game 2 on the Thunder’s home court.

The Mavericks bounced back spectacularly in Game 2, defeating the Thunder 119-110 at Paycom Center, handing them their first loss of the NBA Playoffs. Despite nursing a right knee sprain, Luka Doncic led Dallas’ offense with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists, while P.J. Washington added 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists.

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For the Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. Jalen Williams chipped in with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, but their efforts fell short in the face of Dallas’ resurgence.

West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 Predictions

  • Fox Sports: Thunder 117 – Mavericks 114
    Staff writes: “The Thunder have shot at a 49.9% rate from the field this season, 2.4 percentage points above the 47.5% shooting opponents of the Mavericks have averaged. When moneyline favorites, the Thunder have won a higher percentage of games at home (30-5) than on the road (17-9).”
  • ESPN: Mavericks have a 54% chance to win
    According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, the Dallas Mavericks have a 54.3% chance to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 in Dallas.
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West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 Betting Lines, Odds

The Dallas Mavericks are favored to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3, according to the BetMGM odds.

  • Spread: Dallas (-3.5)
  • Moneyline: Dallas (-160); Oklahoma City (+135)
  • Total Over/Under: 219.5

West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Schedule

GameLocationDate/TimeTV/Streaming
Game 1Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OKTuesday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. ETTNT, Fubo
Game 2Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OKThursday, May 9 at 9:30 p.m. ETESPN, ESPN+
Game 3American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXSaturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. ETABC, ESPN+
Game 4American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXMonday, May 13 at 9:30 p.m. ETTNT, Fubo
Game 5 (If necessary)Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OKWednesday, May 15 at TBDTNT, Fubo
Game 6 (If necessary)American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXSaturday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. ETESPN, ESPN+
Game 7 (If necessary)Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OKMonday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. ETTNT, Fubo

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Mezhar Alee
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