NBA Preview: Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks

by Dirty on November 27, 2010

Betting on Dallas Mavericks Basketball The Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at American Airlines Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mavericks listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Heat, while the game’s total is sitting at 188½.

The Heat were a 99-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Dallas was a 103-94 winner in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 197 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Dallas has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 9-7 SU, 5-11 ATS
Dallas: 11-4 SU, 7-6-2 ATS

Miami most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Dallas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games on the road
Miami is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Dallas
Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 games at home
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Miami home to Washington, Monday, November 29
Dallas home to Houston, Monday, November 29

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