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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [5/18/2024]

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [5/18/2024]

The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2024 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on Saturday, commencing at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Saturday's Thunder vs. Mavericks matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Thunder vs. Mavericks Prediction: Who Will Win Game 6

We have used advanced machine learning and data analysis to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NBA Playoffs game between the Thunder and Mavericks 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA predictions.

Our independent predictive analytics model currently gives the Mavericks a 65% chance of beating the Thunder. Our predicted final score has the Mavericks winning 106-102.

According to our model, the Mavericks (-4) have a 51% chance of covering the spread, while the over/under total of 208.5 points has a 51% chance of going over.

The NBA Playoffs is an annual postseason tournament held to determine the league's champion.

A total of 16 teams, including the Thunder and Mavericks, made the NBA Playoffs 2024, which spans four rounds: the First Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and NBA Finals.

Each round of the NBA Playoffs is played as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins progressing to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 6 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Thunder Mavericks
Spread +4 (-110) -4 (-105)
Moneyline +154 -165
Total o208.5 (-110) u208.5 (-110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 6 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the best odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Thunder vs. Mavericks. Our best NBA bets for Saturday are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

With an edge of 2.4%, a pick from the Thunder vs. Mavericks game is featured in today's best bets on Dimers Pro.

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Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 6 Player Props

Looking for Oklahoma City vs. Dallas NBA player props? We have crunched the numbers to project individual points, assists, rebounds and three-pointers for each team.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to lead the Thunder with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, while Luka Doncic is projected to have 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Mavericks.

Thunder Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Thunder:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 33 7 7 2
Jalen Williams 22 6 6 2
Chet Holmgren 21 10 4 2
Luguentz Dort 13 5 2 3
Isaiah Joe 8 3 2 2

MORE: NBA First Basket Predictions for Saturday

Mavericks Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Mavericks:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
Luka Doncic 32 11 10 4
Kyrie Irving 26 6 6 4
P.J. Washington 15 8 2 3
Daniel Gafford 11 8 2 0
Dereck Lively 10 7 1 0

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out Saturday's NBA prop picks.

Thunder vs. Mavs Game 6 Information

Saturday's Game 6 between the Mavericks and Thunder in the NBA Playoffs is scheduled to start at 8:00PM ET.

 

Our full betting coverage of the Thunder vs. Mavericks includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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Conclusion

We predict the Mavericks, with a 65% win probability, will likely beat the Thunder on Saturday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Thunder vs. Mavericks insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are rooted in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Jason Bevilacqua
Head of Content and Communities

Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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