NBA Playoffs Buzz: Thunder vs Mavericks Showdown Heats Up!

NBA Playoffs Buzz: Thunder vs Mavericks Showdown Heats Up!

The NBA playoffs are heating up as the Thunder and Mavericks gear up for a thrilling showdown. The oddsmakers are predicting a closely contested series between the two teams.

The Thunder have been marked as the early favorites to advance to the Western Conference Finals, coming in at -122 according to FanDuel Sportsbook. On the flip side, the Mavericks, fresh off eliminating the Clippers, are at +100 to take down Oklahoma City.

Vegas bookies are anticipating a nail-biting series, with FanDuel setting the over/under for the series at 5.5 games. Interestingly, there’s significant favoritism towards the series going over, with the odds heavily skewed towards a six or seven game series.

Looking at their regular season history, the Thunder have had the upper hand over the Mavericks, winning three out of their four matchups. However, it’s worth noting that some of these games didn’t feature key players like Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

As the NBA playoffs progress, both teams find themselves among the second tier of title contenders. The Thunder, with their impressive regular season performance as the youngest No. 1 seed in NBA history, have the third-best odds to win the championship at +850.

On the other hand, the Mavericks are positioned slightly lower at +1000, sharing the fourth-best odds with the Timberwolves and Knicks at FanDuel. Meanwhile, the Celtics and Nuggets lead the pack with better title chances.

Fans can mark their calendars for Tuesday when the Thunder and Mavericks face off in what promises to be an intense game. The action kicks off in Oklahoma City at 9:30 p.m. ET, airing on TNT. Basketball enthusiasts are in for a treat as these two teams battle it out on the court for a shot at the Western Conference Finals.

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