Knicks get a visit from the Mavericks
The New York Knicks have already pulled off one upset over the Dallas Mavericks on the NBA betting lines this season as those two teams meet once again on the hardwood on Monday night.
New York knocked off Dallas by a score of 92-80 as a 6.5-point road underdog on the NBA odds in their first meeting of the season on January 5. That was the third UNDER result for totals bettors in the last four games between the two teams.
The Knicks bring a 21-35 record (23-33 ATS) to the battle against the 34-23 Mavericks, who are 31-25-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 32-24 so far and the Mavericks go 31-26. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Knicks - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-92 win for the Mavericks.
Dallas was a 113-102 winner in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 215 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Dallas got 24 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 113-102 victory over Detroit on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Last time out for New York, they were a 107-98 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Knicks got a terrific 35-point performance from Carmelo Anthony but Atlanta handed them a 107-98 defeat on Saturday at Philips Arena.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 26-rated squad against Dallas's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 7 in the league with 9.02 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.33 per outing.
Dallas home to New Orleans, Wednesday, February 26th
New York at Miami, Thursday, February 27th