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Knicks host Mavericks in basketball action

Dallas MavericksNew York Knicks
Feb 19, 1:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD15-16

The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Knicks sport records of 15-16 and 14-17 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 20-11 and 19-12 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-22 for the Knicks and 12-19 for the Mavericks.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Knicks) and the No. 5 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-95 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 95.2 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 5 at 90.8 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 90 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were an 82-75 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 157 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks got a 28-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki, who added 12 rebounds as Dallas ran past Philadelphian 82-75 on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, New York was an 89-85 loser at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jeremy Lin went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated New York, 89-85 at Madison Square Garden.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mavericks at Knicks trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing New York
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games

Next up:
Dallas home to Boston, Monday, February 20
New York home to New Jersey, Monday, February 20