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Mavericks vs. Thunder: Game 3 predictions, odds for Western Conference Semifinals

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After splitting two games at home, the Oklahoma City Thunder embark to the American Airlines Center ready to clash with the Dallas Mavericks in the high-stakes Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals matchup on Saturday. The series stands at a tense 1-1 after the Mavs clinched a victory in Game 2 on the Thunder’s home court. 

The Mavericks rebounded in a spectacular fashion to seize Game 2 119-110 at Paycom Center, dealing the Thunder their first blow of the NBA Playoffs. Despite battling through a right sprained knee injury, Luka Doncic spearheaded Dallas’ offense with 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while P.J. Washington added 29 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

Meanwhile, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Jalen Williams also had a solid game with 20 points, four rebounds, and four assists, but their efforts fell short.

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West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 predictions

Fox Sports: Thunder 117 – Mavericks 114

Staff writes: “The Thunder have shot at a 49.9% rate from the field this season, 2.4 percentage points above the 47.5% shooting opponents of the Mavericks have averaged. When moneyline favorites, the Thunder have won a higher percentage of games at home (30-5) than on the road (17-9).”

ESPN: Mavericks have a 54% chance to win

According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, the Dallas Mavericks have a 54.3% chance to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 in Dallas.

West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 betting lines, odds

The Dallas Mavericks are favored to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3, according to the BetMGM odds.

  • Spread: Dallas (-3.5)
  • Moneyline: Dallas (-160); Oklahoma City (+135)
  • Total Over/Under: 219.5

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West Semifinals: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder schedule

Games Location Date/Time TV/Streaming
Game 1 Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo
Game 2 Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK Thursday, May 9 at 9:30 p.m. ET ESPN, ESPN+
Game 3 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET ABC, ESPN+
Game 4 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Monday, May 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo
Game 5 (If necessary) Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK Wednesday, May 15 at TBD TNT, Fubo
Game 6(If necessary) American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN, ESPN+
Game 7(If necessary) Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK Monday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo

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