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Mavericks Thunder Western Conference Semifinals Game 3 Preview May 11

Dallas Mavericks face off against Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of NBA Playoffs, with Mavericks favored by 3 points.

In the upcoming Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs' second round, the Dallas Mavericks will face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks are entering the game as a 3-point favorite against the Thunder, with a point total of 219.5 set for the matchup.

In their recent matchup, the Mavericks secured a 119-110 victory over the Thunder, with P.J. Washington leading the Mavericks with 29 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 33 points for the Thunder. The Mavericks covered the -point spread, and the total points scored in the game went under the over/under set at 229.

Looking at the betting odds, the Mavericks are favored by 3 points with an over/under of 219.5 points. The Mavericks have a strong record of 48 wins against the spread out of 82 games played, with a 26-15 record when favored by 3 points or more. On the other hand, the Thunder have 46 wins against the spread in 82 games this season.

In their last 10 games, the Mavericks have a 5-5 record against the spread and overall, while the Thunder have an impressive 9-1 record with an 8-2 record against the spread. The Mavericks and Thunder have combined to score an average of 215.9 points and 219 points in their respective last 10 games.

When it comes to the over/under trends, the Mavericks and their opponents have outscored the set total of 219.5 points 62 times this season, while the Thunder have seen games with scores higher than 219.5 points in 58 games. The average combined points per game for these two teams is 238, which is significantly higher than the over/under for this matchup.

As for team leaders, Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks with 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder with 30.1 points and 6.2 assists per game. Both teams have strong players leading their charge into this highly anticipated matchup.

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