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New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The Mavericks will try to cover the spread at American Airlines Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Knicks in basketball action.
The Mavericks bring a 6-6 record (4-8 ATS) to the battle against the 8-1 Knicks, who are 8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 7-5 so far and the Knicks go 3-5-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mavericks as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-99 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 18 in the league with 41 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 1 with 10.8 per contest.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.4 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
New York was a 102-80 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York cruised to victory on Tuesday, running New Orleans out of the gym and running up a 102-80 score at New Orleans Arena.
In their last action, Dallas was a 105-101 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. O.J. Mayo scored 27 points for Dallas on Monday, but the Warriors managed a 105-101 victory over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 10-0
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Knicks at Mavericks trends to consider:
New York is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games at home
Dallas is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
New York at Houston, Friday, November 23
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Saturday, November 24