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New York KnicksDallas Mavericks
March 10, 9:30 PM | American Airlines Center

New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

34-29TEAM RECORD46-18

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Knicks travelling to Dallas Thursday to face the Mavericks on Thursday.

The Mavericks are 46-18 so far on the season, and 33-29-2 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 34-29 and 39-22-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 38-26 and the Knicks go 31-31-1 on the totals.

View New York vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mavericks installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 215.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Knicks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-103 win for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 99.9 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.4 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 104.7 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

New York won its last outing, a 110-108 result against the Grizzlies on March 9. The Knicks covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Knicks got a 31-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York handed Memphis a 110-108 defeat on Wednesday at FedExForum.

The Mavericks were a 93-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated Dallas, 93-92 at New Orleans Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knicks at Mavericks trends to consider:
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Dallas
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing New York
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against New York
Dallas is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
New York home to Indiana, Sunday, March 13
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Saturday, March 12