Thunder vs Mavericks Game 4 NBA Preview (5/13/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 13, 2024
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals at 9:30 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds include a point spread of -1.0 in favor of the Mavericks, with the Thunder odds at -102 on the moneyline and the Mavericks odds at -119. Dallas leads the series 2-1.

Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 4 pregame odds

Tonight’s Game 4 between the Thunder and the Mavericks is expected to be closely contested, with sportsbooks providing tight NBA odds. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all list the Mavericks slightly favored over the Thunder. The point spread is narrow across all Ohio online sportsbooks, indicating an expected tight game. The over/under varies slightly but remains around 214.5, suggesting expectations for the game’s total score.

  • Bet365: Thunder +1.0, over/under 214.5
  • BetMGM: Thunder +1.5, over/under 214.5
  • Caesars: Thunder +1.0, over/under 214.5
  • BetRivers: Thunder +1.0, over/under 213.5

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

Thunder vs Mavs Game 4 projected starting lineup

Thunder projected starting lineup tonight

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

Mavericks projected starting lineup tonight

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Thunder vs Mavericks Game 4 injuries

Luka Doncic (PG) is questionable for tonight’s game with knee and ankle issues. The Mavericks’ Maxi Kleber (C) is out with a shoulder injury. Olivier-Maxence Prosper (PF) is also out due to an ankle injury.

Team standings & stats ahead of tonight’s Game 4

The Mavs have been somewhat of a surprise in this series. After taking Game 3 at home in Dallas, the Mavericks can take control of this series with another victory at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Stats and Standings

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the Western Conference with a record of 57-25, and are a top contender this season. Their performance is highlighted by a strong offensive game, averaging 120.1 points per game, and a solid defense, allowing 112.7 points per game. The Thunder’s efficiency is evident in their 49.9% field goal percentage and 38.9% from beyond the arc. Recent game stats show a loss against the Dallas Mavericks with a score of 101 to the Mavericks’ 119, marking a slight dip in their otherwise stellar season. Thunder odds remain favorable due to their top conference rank and consistent performance.

  • 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 and Standings

The Dallas Mavericks led the Southwest Division with a 50-32 record, showing promising Mavericks odds for the upcoming games. Their scoring averages 117.8 points per game, with a defense allowing 115.6 points per game. The Mavericks have a 48.1% field goal percentage and excel at 36.9% for three-pointers. Their latest victory over the Thunder, scoring 119 points, demonstrates their competitive edge and potential for success in the Western Conference.

  • 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 4

With the upcoming game between the Thunder and the Mavericks, NBA odds suggest a closely contested matchup. Key players from both teams are expected to heavily impact the game’s outcome, with recent performances indicating potential standout contributors.

Thunder leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s exceptional form makes him a crucial player for the Thunder, supported by Chet Holmgren’s consistent performance. Thunder odds could lean in their favor with these players leading the charge.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG): 31 PTS, 10 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jalen Williams (SF): 16 PTS, 6 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Chet Holmgren (C): 13 PTS, 8 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Isaiah Joe (SG): 13 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Josh Giddey (SG): 9 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

Season stats highlight the Thunder’s key contributors:

  • 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

Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are pivotal for the Mavericks’ performance, with their scoring ability being key to beating the Thunder odds. Their recent stats and season averages underscore their importance to the team’s success.

  • P.J. Washington (PF): 27 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Luka Doncic (PG): 22 PTS, 15 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 22 PTS, 5 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 12 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 8 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS

Mavericks season leaders show promising averages:

  • Luka Doncic (PF): 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 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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