Mavericks vs Thunder Game 5 NBA Preview (5/15/24): Odds, Injuries, Lineups & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 15, 2024
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Mavericks vs. Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks are scheduled to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at 9:30 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, and will be broadcast on TNT. Key NBA betting odds include a point spread of -4.0 in favor of the Thunder, with an over/under set at 213.5. Moneyline bets stand at +145 for the Mavericks and -175 for the Thunder. The series is tied at 2-2.

Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 5 pregame odds

The upcoming NBA game between the Mavericks and the Thunder presents closely matched NBA betting odds across several sportsbooks. DraftKings and BetMGM both list the Mavericks at a -4 point spread with slight variations in the over/under, indicating a competitive matchup. FanDuel and Caesars offer similar betting lines, emphasizing the expected tight contest. These pregame odds are essential for NBA betting enthusiasts looking for insights into this anticipated game at Ohio online sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Mavericks +4, over/under 213
  • BetMGM: Mavericks +4.5, over/under 213.5
  • Caesars: Mavericks +4, over/under 213
  • BetRivers: Mavericks +4, over/under 213.5

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

Mavs vs Thunder Game 5 projected starting lineup

Mavericks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • 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 Game 5 injuries

For the Mavericks, Maxi Kleber (C) has been out with a shoulder injury since May 3, impacting the team’s interior defense and rebounding options. Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) also remains out due to an ankle injury since May 3, reducing the Mavericks’ depth at the power forward position. Luka Doncic (PG) is listed as probable with knee and ankle issues but is expected to play in the next game against the Thunder, crucial for the Mavericks’ offensive strategy.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s Game 5

The Mavericks and Thunder enter Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2. Oklahoma City came back for a big win in Game 4, and now both teams will look to take control of the series.

Dallas Mavericks team stats & standings

The Dallas Mavericks, with a season record of 50-32, lead the Southwest Division and rank fifth in the Western Conference. Their performance showcases a solid offensive and defensive strategy, with a points-per-game average of 117.8 and allowing 115.6 points against them. Key season stats for bettors and fans include:

  • FG%: 48.1
  • 3PT%: 36.9
  • Points per game: 117.8
  • Points allowed per game: 115.6
  • Rebounds per game: 42.9
  • Assists per game: 25.7

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats & standings

The Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Northwest Division and the Western Conference with a record of 57-25, indicating a strong contender as far as NBA betting odds go. They excel in both offense and defense, scoring an average of 120.1 points while limiting opponents to 112.7 points per game. Essential stats for the Thunder include:

  • FG%: 49.9
  • 3PT%: 38.9
  • Points per game: 120.1
  • Points allowed per game: 112.7
  • Rebounds per game: 42.0
  • Assists per game: 27.1

Player stats for Mavericks vs. Thunder

As the Mavericks and Thunder are set to face off, betting enthusiasts and NBA fans are looking closely at player performances that could sway the odds. Luka Doncic and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are key players likely to make an impact in the upcoming game.

Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Luka Doncic’s recent triple-double showcases his critical role for the Mavericks, while P.J. Washington also emerges as a significant contributor. Here are

  • P.J. Washington (PF): 21 PTS, 12 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Luka Doncic (PG): 18 PTS, 12 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 9 PTS, 1 RB, 9 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 17 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 7 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Mavericks highlight Doncic’s all-around performance and Irving’s scoring 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, 1.6 APG
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF): 14.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.8 APG

Thunder leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s scoring prowess stands out for the Thunder, with Chet Holmgren also making significant contributions. Here are the top five Thunder players from Monday’s win against Dallas:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 34 PTS, 8 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 18 PTS, 9 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 17 PTS, 8 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 14 PTS, 9 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Cason Wallace (PG): 6 PTS, 0 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Aaron Wiggins (SG): 6 PTS, 1 RB, 0 ASTS

Season stats reveal Gilgeous-Alexander as a dynamic scorer and Holmgren’s strong presence in the paint for the Thunder.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 12.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 10.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.4 APG
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