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Oklahoma City Thunder 2024 NBA Playoffs Betting

Oklahoma City Thunder 2024 NBA Championship Odds

First round playoff action saw the Oklahoma City Thunder blowout the New Orleans Pelicans in a first round sweep. Oklahoma City covered three of the four games, with three of the matchups going under the total. Now, Oklahoma City turns its attention to the second round of the NBA Playoffs and a matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas brings two of the best offensive players in the NBA with Kyrie Irving and, of course, Luka Doncic. The question is if Dallas can bring enough defense to stay with the Thunder.

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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Overview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 57-25 straight up, 46-36 against the spread, and 46-35-1 over/under the total. Late on, Oklahoma City has covered four out of their last five games. While the Thunder have gone over the total in four of its previous six matchups. Oklahoma City is 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Minnesota was a game behind the Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Oklahoma City has NBA metrics of 3rd for scoring offense, 3rd for field goal percentage, 1st for 3-point field goal percentage, 4th for free throw percentage, and 27th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Thunder gave NBA metrics of 11th for scoring defense, 3rd for field goal percentage permitted,12th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 23rd for defensive rebounding.

Oklahoma City will play the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. The best of seven series opens on Tuesday, May 7.

Oklahoma City Thunder Key Players

PG Shai Gilgeous Alexander leads the Thunder with 30.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game. He is a 2-time NBA All-Star.

So far in the NBA Playoffs, Alexander leads OKC with 27.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Jalen Williams is adding 21.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per playoff game. While Chet Holmgren is averaging 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per postseason game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach

Mark Daigneault has been head coach since the 2020 season after serving as an assistant from 2016 through 2020. He was a previous assistant and is a disciple of former Thunder coaching great Billy Donovan. Daigneault has a regular season record of 143-175 in his career. This is his first playoff season.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 57 25 1st, Northwest TBD
2022–23 82 40 42 3rd, Northwest Did not qualify
2021–22 82 24 58 5th, Northwest Did not qualify
2020–21 72 22 50 5th, Northwest Did not qualify
2019–20 72 44 28 2nd, Northwest Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Rockets)
2018–19 82 49 33 4th, Northwest Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Trail Blazers)
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Oklahoma City Thunder History

Since their move to Oklahoma City from Seattle in 2008, the Thunder have been a consistent playoff team. They made the NBA Finals in just their fourth season in Oklahoma, and they made the playoffs in 10 of their first 12 years in their new home.

Whereas most teams that moved from one destination didn’t leave much behind, this franchise left a lot in the rear-view mirror as the Seattle SuperSonics were beloved and had a decent bit of success. The SuperSonics were founded in 1967 and made it to the NBA Finals in 1978 and 1979. In seven games, they lost their first finals appearance to the Washington Bullets, but they won the rematch the following year to claim their first NBA championship.

Seattle was a perennial contender in the 1990s with Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton. The Rain Man and The Glove only made it to the NBA Finals once, but they won 55 games or more for six straight seasons.

Clay Bennett led a consortium that bought the franchise in 2006. Bennett and his group had seen that basketball could work in Oklahoma City after the New Orleans Hornets played in OKC for two years following Hurricane Katrina. The Thunder had two superstars to build around after taking Kevin Durant as No. 2 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft and Russell Westbrook as No. 4 overall in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Oklahoma City was a title contender for a half-decade with Durant and Westbrook. Still, the Thunder gave us one of the biggest What If scenarios in the modern-day NBA after they traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets after the 2012 season. Harden established himself as a future Hall of Famer in Houston, and that move was part of why Durant wanted out of OKC.

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