Thunder vs Mavericks Game 3 NBA Preview (5/11/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 11, 2024 - Last Updated on May 13, 2024
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are set to play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs at 3:30 PM ET today at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The game will be broadcast on ABC. NBA odds highlight a point spread of -3.5 for the Mavericks and an over/under of 219.0. Thunder odds stand at a money line of +131, while Mavericks odds are at -156. The Western Conference series is tied 1-1.

Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 3 pregame odds

Today’s NBA playoff game between the Thunder and Mavericks is drawing attention, with varied odds across major Ohio sportsbooks. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all set lines that point towards a competitive game. The point spread is consistently set around -3.0 in favor of the Mavericks across the board, with the over/under fluctuating slightly but staying near the 219 mark. These NBA betting odds suggest a closely contested game, making it an exciting prospect for bettors.

  • Bet365: Thunder +3, over/under 219.0
  • BetMGM: Thunder +2.5, over/under 219.5
  • Caesars: Thunder +3, over/under 219.0
  • BetRivers: Thunder +3.5, over/under 218.5

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

Thunder vs Mavericks Game 3 projected starting lineups

Thunder projected starting lineup today

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

Mavericks projected starting lineup today

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Thunder vs Mavs injuries for Game 3

The Thunder don’t have any notable injuries on the injury report for today’s game.

Maxi Kleber (C) is out with a shoulder injury for the Mavericks. Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) is also out with an ankle injury. Their absence could impact Mavericks odds.

Team standings & stats ahead of today’s Game 3

The Mavericks were able to take Game 2 on the road in their series against the Thunder and now head back to Dallas tied at 1-1. Here’s where the teams rank for various stats.

Oklahoma City Thunder team stats

The Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Western Conference with a record of 57-25. They had been on a five-game winning streak before losing Game 2 to the Mavericks on Thursday, showcasing a strong performance with 120.1 points per game and allowing 112.7 points per game against them. Their shooting accuracy is impressive, with a field goal percentage of 49.9% and a three-pointer percentage of 38.9%. In their last game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Thunder lost 119-110, demonstrating a high three-pointers percentage of 48.6%. Thunder odds look favorable as they maintain the top spot in both the conference and division rankings.

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

Dallas Mavericks team stats

The Dallas Mavericks finished fifth in the Western Conference with a 50-32 record, leading the Southwest Division. They have a mixed performance in their last ten games with seven wins and three losses. The Mavericks average 117.8 points per game while conceding 115.6 points. Their shooting efficiency is marked by a 48.1% field goal percentage and a 36.9% rate from beyond the arc. In their recent encounter with the Thunder, the Mavericks won one game and lost another, scoring 119 points with a notable 46.7% field goal percentage in their win. Mavericks odds could be influenced by their ability to consistently perform, especially in away games.

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

Player stats for Thunder vs. Mavericks before Game 3

With the upcoming game between the Thunder and the Mavericks, NBA odds enthusiasts are keenly looking at the key players who could sway the game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Doncic, in particular, have been standout performers for their respective teams and will be central to the Thunder odds and Mavericks odds in this matchup.

Thunder leaders ahead of today’s game

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder with impressive recent game stats, indicating strong Thunder odds for the upcoming game.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 33 PTS, 12 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 20 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 11 PTS, 6 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Luguentz Dort (SF): 8 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Cason Wallace (PG): 6 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

Season stats highlight Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s pivotal role, with an average of:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 19.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.4 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

Mavericks leaders ahead of today’s game

Luka Doncic’s recent performance underlines his importance to the Mavericks, potentially affecting Mavericks odds significantly.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 29 PTS, 10 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 29 PTS, 11 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF): 17 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 13 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Josh Green (SF): 11 PTS, 1 RBS, 1 AST

The Mavs won Game 3 and will now look to take control of the series in Game 4 on Monday. For the season, Luka Doncic stands out with remarkable averages that impact Mavericks odds:

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving (SG): 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF): 14.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.9 APG
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.6 APG
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