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Miami HeatDallas Mavericks
37-14February 18, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center32-22



American Airlines Center will feature Mavericks vs. Heat action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Mavericks sport a record of 32-22 and 30-23-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 37-14 and 24-27 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-26 for the Mavericks and 30-21 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mavericks as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 208, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Mavericks and the No. 19-rated Heat in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Heat on Tuesday.

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Miami was a 111-110 winner in its last match on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Golden State was victimized by LeBron James for 36 points as the Heat defeated the Warriors 111-110 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Dallas won its last outing, an 81-73 result against the Pacers on February 12. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 154 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Mavericks grabbed an 81-73 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Monta Ellis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 103.87 PPG, against a Heat defense that ranks No. 10 at 99.02 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.17% so far, less than the Heat shooters have achieved on the year, 50.77% per game.

A few Heat at Mavericks trends to consider:
Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Dallas is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Miami at Oklahoma City, Thursday, February 20th
Dallas at Philadelphia, Friday, February 21st

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