Thunder vs. Mavericks Predictions For NBA Basketball Odds 1/18/13

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks are going to square off in a Friday night NBA betting affair on January 18th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Friday.

NBA Predictions: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, January 18th, 9:30 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TX
NBA Betting Odds: Oklahoma City -4
Thunder vs. Mavericks NBA TV Schedule: ESPN

The Thunder are streaking once again, as their winning streak is up to five games. In those games, they are 4-0-1 ATS. However, Dallas has really started to get going as well with four straight victories and five straight covers dating back to a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center a little over a week ago. With G Darren Collison slowed by an ankle injury, it’s tough to really want to back the Mavs in this one, though. They really haven’t beaten a lot of great teams in this stretch, and this is one of the best teams in the entire league. The Thunder have covered a ton of games of late, including covering six straight on the basketball betting lines as favorites of between five and 10.5 points. Oklahoma City is also 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games played here in Big D. This just doesn’t seem like a great spot for F Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks to be in, and we think that they are going to get exposed and knocked right back to earth by a significantly better Oklahoma City outfit, which has just too many options to ultimately fail in this game.

Thunder @ Mavericks NBA Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -4
Thunder @ Mavericks Score Prediction: Thunder 108 – Mavericks 100

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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