Mavs Thunder: Game 4 Preview

After an awful shooting in Game 3, the Oklahoma City Thunder will try to turn things around and even the Western Conference Finals on Monday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 (9:05 pm ET, ESPN).

The Thunder started very poorly on Saturday in Game 3 and although they made a late run, they couldn’t get the win and lost 93-87 as 3-point home favorites. Now trailing 2-1, Oklahoma City faces what is almost a must-win game on Monday night.

The Thunder are listed as 4-point home favorites at SBGGlobal.com and the total is set at 195.5. One the moneyline, the Thunder are -175; the Mavs are +155.

Although the Mavericks did win on Saturday night, it was not pretty. Dirk Nowitzki had one of his worst shooting games for the Mavericks but the difference was OKC’s horrible start and its pathetic 3-point shooting.

The Thunder were they were 0-for-16 from 3-point range until Russell Westbrook threw one up late that finally went in. OKC superstar Kevin Durant ended the night 0-for-8 from long range. The struggles beyond contributed to a 36.5 shooting percent from the field

While the Dallas defense was good, Oklahoma City missed a lot of open shots and inexplicably continued to shoot from the outside.

Despite the Thunder’s atrocious shooting, the Mavericks somehow found a way to let a 23-point lead slip away before holding on for the six-point win.

Here are some key NBA Playoff betting stats for Monday’s game:

The Mavericks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven road games. The Mavericks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Oklahoma City and the road team in this series is 19-7-2 ATS in the last 28 meetings.

The Thunder are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games.

The over is 4-1 in the Mavericks’ last five overall. The over is 8-3 in the Mavericks’ last 11 games as a road underdog.

In this series, the under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings at Oklahoma City.

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