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Mavericks battle vs Knicks highlights NBA odds

New York KnicksDallas Mavericks
10-22January 05, 2014, 07:30 | American Airlines Center19-14

New York pays a visit to Dallas on Sunday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Knicks will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 12-20 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 17-15-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). New York is 18-14 on the totals; Dallas is 18-15.

View New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Mavericks as -7-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 202 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mavericks rated this week at No. 14 and the Knicks sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-89 result in favor of the Mavericks today.

New York lost its last outing, a 102-100 result against the Rockets on January 3. The Knicks covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Iman Shumpert went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston defeated New York, 102-100 at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Dallas was a 119-112 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (231) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Mavericks endured a 119-112 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Friday, despite a 24-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense (103.55 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 11 at 99.38 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.71% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (43.19% on average).

Next up:
New York home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 7th
Dallas home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 7th