Knicks host Mavericks
The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.
The Knicks currently sports a record of 25-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-16-2 ATS. The Mavericks are 32-15 and 23-22-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 22-24-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 25-22 against the number.
The Knicks are listed as 2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 207.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Knicks) and the No. 10 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-102 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 16-rated squad against Dallas's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 2 in the league with 9.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 102-92 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks grabbed a 102-92 win over the Wizards on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.
The Knicks were a 124-106 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 6.5â€“point spread as favorites, while the total score (230) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks got a 33-point performance from Amar'e Stoudemire as New York handed Detroit a 124-106 defeat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Knicks trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New York
Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
New York is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games at home
New York is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Dallas at Boston, Friday, February 4
New York at Philadelphia, Friday, February 4