Basketball betting expectations are also high for the Dallas Mavericks as they have been in the number 2 slot in the Western Conference online basketball betting playoff race.
The Dallas Mavericks will host the New York Knicks on Thursday night with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account and have it ready for action on this critically important inter-conference matchup that has major playoff implications.
New York had a record of 31-29 straight up and 36-22-2 with the NBA odds. The Knicks were an exceptional value on the road with a mark of 21-8-1 against the spread. The Knicks went over the total in just 13 out of their 30 away games. New York was one of the best offensive teams in the league as they ranked 2nd for scoring offense.
Their defense was killing them however as they ranked 27th in the NBA for points allowed. The Knicks paid out in 4 of their first 7 games since the trade for Carmelo Anthony.
Amare Stoudemire led New York with 26.2 points per game and was also the leading rebounder with 8.5 per game. Anthony was off to a great start with the Knicks as he was averaging 26.5 points per game.
Dallas had a record of 45-16 straight up and was 34-25-2 with the NBA betting line. The Mavericks were not a good value at home however as they were just 14-15-2 against the spread while going over the total in 18 of 31 games as a host. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas in scoring with 22.9 points per game while Jason Kidd had 8.3 assists per game.
Dallas has dominated this head to head series with 14 payouts in their last 20 games against the Knicks. The series has gone over the total in 3 consecutive games.
New York has had a bit better luck at Dallas however as they have paid out in their last 2 matchups with the Mavericks in Big D and the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total in 5 of their last 8 matchups on the Mavericks home court.