Sports Betting Picks 03-27-2017 Mav’s Vs. OKC
Sports Betting Picks 03-27-2017
DALLAS — After seemingly finding their stride lately, the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped their last two outings against marquee opponents badly.
The Rockets were the latest to deliver a beat-down, easily racing to a 137-125 victory over the Thunder on Sunday in Houston.
The Golden State Warriors administered a 16-point whipping on March 20 in Oklahoma City to snap the Thunder’s five-game winning streak.
Oklahoma City arrives in Dallas on Monday needing to regain a measure of momentum with the playoffs less than three weeks away.
The Thunder (41-31) lost their last visit to Dallas earlier this month by 15 points. Defeats such as that one and the one Sunday at Houston are a concern.
“We cannot play like that on the road,” Thunder center Enes Kanter said. “We just have to do a better job defensively, because we know we have enough talent here to score the ball, and right now the most important thing is defense and just lock in on defense.”
Houston shot 63.3 percent, hit 20 3-pointers and rolled to a 20-point lead by halftime. That offensive display was more than enough to offset another triple-double by MVP candidate Russell Westbrook.
“They hit a lot of shots,” Westbrook said. “They got hot and especially with a team like that, they get hot and it can be trouble. I think there’s some things that we can do so hopefully we can look at that and see what we can kind of change.”
The Thunder star had game highs of 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, his 36th triple-double of the season. Only Oscar Robertson had more in a single season, posting 41 in 1961-62.
However, the Thunder saw an 11-game winning streak end when Westbrook records a triple-double.
This game is about OKC needing this game more than the Mavericks and I see Westbrook wanting to put a stamp on this game