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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Total Pick

Time: 7:30 PM EST Monday February 24, 2014, NBATV

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

The New York Knicks host the Dallas Mavericks in a non-conference match up.

In their last games: The Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 113-102 and the Knicks lost to the Atlanta Hawks 107-98.

In their win over the Pistons Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 24 points and overall Dallas shot 48.9% from the floor.

The Knicks blew a 17-point lead in the loss to the Hawks and while Carmelo Anthony had a bug game going for 35 points the supporting cast did not shoot the rock well.

Earlier this season in Dallas the Knicks beat the Mavs 92-80.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Mavs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against the Knicks in New York.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in New York the total has gone Over 4 times.

The Mavs have won 2 straight and 8 of their last 10 and the Knicks have lost 2 in a row and 8 of their last 10 games.

The Dallas offense has been on fire in their last 2 games averaging 118.5 ppg on 55% shooting.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – Dallas -4
Total Line: 204
Money Line: Mavericks -170 / Knicks +150

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Dallas Mavericks: 34-23 SU 32-25 ATS
New York Knicks: 21-35 SU 23-33 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• DAL is 40-15 ATS in their last 55 road games.
• DAL is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
• DAL has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• NY is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• NY is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• NY has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Dallas Mavericks: 92.72
New York Knicks: 87.11

Key Player Injuries

[G] 01/18/2014 – Gal Mekel out indefinitely ( Knee )

[C] 01/23/2014 – Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[F] 02/20/2014 – Iman Shumpert out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 02/05/2014 – Kenyon Martin out indefinitely ( Ankle )

Over/Under Total Pick:

We’re aware that the total has gone under in 3 of their last 4 in this match-up and it is a bit of a surprise that the total line has been bet down. However, both teams can light it up and neither has been playing much defense. Take the Over 204.
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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