Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 1 NBA Preview (5/7/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 7, 2024 - Last Updated on May 9, 2024
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Mavericks vs. Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks are set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 7, at 9:30 PM ET at Paycom Center, Oklahoma City. The game will be broadcast on TNT. NBA betting odds favor the Thunder by -3.5 with an over/under set at 218.0. This matchup brings together two Western Conference teams, aiming to secure a win in this late-season game.

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 1 pregame odds

The upcoming NBA game between the Mavericks and Thunder is generating interest among betting enthusiasts. Ohio sportsbooks have provided their lines, with a focus on the point spread and over/under, crucial for NBA betting decisions. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all offer odds that suggest a closely contested match, indicating the betting landscape for this game is competitive and vital for those looking to place bets.

  • Bet365: Mavericks +3.5, over/under 218
  • BetMGM: Mavericks +3.5, over/under 218
  • Caesars: Mavericks +3.5, over/under 217.5
  • BetMGM: Mavericks +3.5, over/under 218.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Mavericks vs. Thunder.

Mavericks projected starting lineup

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • SG: Kyrie Irving
  • SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
  • PF: P.J. Washington
  • C: Daniel Gafford

Thunder projected starting lineup

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jalen Williams
  • C: Chet Holmgren

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Mavericks vs. Thunder injuries for Game 1

  • Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (100) is out with a shoulder injury since May 3.
  • Mavericks’ Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) is out with an ankle injury since May 3.
  • Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (PG) is probable for the game with a knee injury since May 6.

Dallas Mavericks team stats & standings

The Dallas Mavericks, with a record of 50-32, are positioned 5th in the Western Conference and lead the Southwest Division. Dallas faces off against the Thunder after winning Game 5 against the Clippers last week. Their performance in the last ten games shows a strong form with 7-3, despite a current 2-game losing streak. For NBA bettors, considering the Mavericks’ scoring average of 117.8 points per game and allowing 115.6 points against, is crucial. Here are the season stats:

  • Points per game: 117.9
  • Points allowed per game: 114.6
  • FG%: 48.1
  • 3PT%: 36.9
  • Assists per game: 25.7
  • Rebounds per game: 42.9

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats & standings

The Oklahoma City Thunder stand out with 57-25, leading the Western Conference and the Northwest Division. Their recent form is impressive, winning 7 of the last 10 games and currently on a 5-game winning streak. For those interested in NBA betting odds, the Thunder’s offensive strength is notable with 120.1 points per game while conceding 112.7 points. After wining Game 1, the Thunder will look to replicate that performance in Game 2 on Thursday. Key season stats include:

  • Points per game: 120.1
  • Points allowed per game: 111.6
  • FG%: 49.9
  • 3PT%: 38.9
  • Assists per game: 27.1
  • Rebounds per game: 42.0

Player Stats for Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 1

The Mavericks and Thunder are gearing up for an exciting faceoff, with key players from both teams showing promising stats in their recent games. This matchup is crucial for NBA bettors looking to analyze player performances and team odds.

Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have been standout performers for the Mavericks, contributing significantly in their recent game.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 28 PTS, 7 RBS, 13 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 30 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 6 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 14 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 10 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS

The Mavericks’ season leaders show impressive stats, indicating their scoring and defensive capabilities.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 0.5 APG
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.0 APG
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 8.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0.7 APG

Thunder leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams are key for the Thunder, showcasing their talent in their latest outing.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 24 PTS, 10 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 24 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 11 PTS, 8 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 14 PTS, 9 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

Season stats for Thunder’s leaders reflect their strong contributions across the board.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.3 APG
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.3 APG
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 10.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.3 APG
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