Mavericks vs Thunder Game 2 NBA Preview (5/9/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 9, 2024
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Mavericks vs. Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks are scheduled to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs at 9:30 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and will be broadcast on ESPN. NBA odds include a point spread of -5.0 in favor of the Thunder. The over/under is 218.5, with Mavericks odds at +170 and Thunder odds at -195. The Thunder lead the series 1-0 after a Game 1 victory on Tuesday.

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 2 pregame odds

Tonight’s Game 2 between the Mavericks and the Thunder is capturing the attention of bettors, with sportsbooks offering competitive NBA betting odds. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all provided their lines, focusing on moneyline, point spread, and over/under totals. These odds indicate a close Game 2 matchup between these two teams at Ohio sports betting apps.

  • Bet365: Mavericks +5, over/under 218.5
  • BetMGM: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 218.5
  • Caesars: Mavericks +5, over/under 218.5
  • BetRivers: Mavericks +5, over/under 218.5

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

Mavs vs Thunder Game 2 projected starting lineups

Mavericks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Luka Doncic (game-time decision)
  • SG: Kyrie Irving
  • SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
  • PF: P.J. Washington
  • C: Daniel Gafford

Thunder starting lineup tonight

  • 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 2

The Mavericks will be without Maxi Kleber (shoulder) and Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle) for the upcoming game. Both players are listed as out. Luka Doncic is listed as probable with a knee issue but is expected to play.

The Thunder don’t have any injuries listed on the injury report.

Team standings & stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Thunder won Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals against Dallas on Tuesday night, 117-95. The Mavericks will look to rebound and make this a series before it moves to Dallas for Game 3.

Dallas Mavericks Team Stats and Standings

The Dallas Mavericks finished the season with a record of 50-32, positioning them fifth in the Western Conference and first in the Southwest Division. In their latest game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Mavericks scored 95 points with a field goal percentage of 39.3% and a three-pointer percentage of 34.3%. Season stats highlight their offensive and defensive capabilities with a points-per-game average of 117.8 and points allowed per game at 115.6.

  • 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 and Standings

Leading the Western Conference and the Northwest Division, the Oklahoma City Thunder finished the regular season with a record of 57-25. The Thunder routed the Mavs in Game 1 and will look to replicate that performance tonight. The Thunder’s season averages are impressive, with 120.1 points per game and allowing 112.7 points per game, indicating strong offensive and defensive plays.

  • 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 Mavs vs. Thunder before Game 2

As the Mavericks and Thunder gear up for Game 2, NBA odds suggest a closely contested match. The Mavericks, led by Luka Doncic, and the Thunder, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at the helm, present a thrilling matchup for fans and bettors alike, focusing on Mavericks odds and Thunder odds.

Mavericks Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Mavericks have shown resilience, with Kyrie Irving stepping up recently. Their performance could significantly impact the Mavericks odds in this matchup.

  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 20 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Luka Doncic (PG): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 16 PTS, 11 RBS, 1 AST
  • Josh Green (SF): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS

Season leaders for the Mavericks show promising averages:

  • Luka Doncic: 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving: 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • P.J. Washington: 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG
  • Daniel Gafford: 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG
  • Josh Green: 8.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.3 APG

Thunder Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Thunder, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the charge, have players like Chet Holmgren making significant contributions, affecting the Thunder odds positively.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 29 PTS, 9 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 19 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Aaron Wiggins (SG): 16 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Jaylin Williams (PF): 11 PTS, 9 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Thunder reveal solid averages:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Jalen Williams: 19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • Chet Holmgren: 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG
  • Josh Giddey: 12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Luguentz Dort: 10.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG
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