Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder - Free NBA Picks Sunday, Nov. 12th

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:59 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 3:59 PM UTC

The Dallas Mavericks might be one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, and they have a tough test on Sunday. After playing the Cavaliers last night, the Mavs head into Oklahoma City to playa Thunder team looking for their second straight win.

Mavericks vs. Thunder

Even though the sportsbooks have not settled on a line for this game just yet, BetOnline has the Thunder as -12 favorites in this one with a total of 209 points. While I expect this line to settle some before tip-off, there is value in these overnight lines right now.

Coming off a game last night, the Mavs likely won’t have the legs to keep up with the high-powered attack of OKC. The Thunder are coming off a win, but they lost four in a row before that, and you can bet they are going to jump on Dallas early and try to put them away early.

Dallas’ offense has already not been great this season. They are scoring just 103.5 points per 100 possessions, and with the Thunder defense playing exceptionally well to start the season, I don’t think Dallas will be able to keep up with this one.

That’s why I like the first half spread in this one of -7½. The Mavs are allowing 56.3 points per first half this season, and they have given up 56.4 over their last five games. If we can count on 56 or 57 points from OKC in the first half, I think they can simultaneously hold the Mavs below 50.

Free NBA Pick: Thunder -7 1HBest Line Offered: Pinnacle

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