Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat January 19, 07:30 EST
Dallas, on Wesley Matthews' 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds remaining salvaged a 99-98 win as +4.5 point pups over Chicago last effort marking a season-high three game win streak for the Mavericks. Despite the victory, life on the road has not been easy for Dallas. In Mavericks' 22 on unfriendly hardwood the reault has been 6 wins, 16 losses (11-11 ATS) with the team netting 101.9 per 100 possesions, 109.4 in defensive efficiency rating in those road games.
Heat snapped a four-game skid in their last game upsetting Rockets 109-103 as +7.5 home underdogs. Although, the home team is considered to have a significant advantage over the visitors a result of playing in familiar facilities and in front of supportive fans, it does not seem to apply to Miami. Including the win over Rockets, the Heat have just 6 wins, 13 losses in front of the home audience (8-11 ATS) netting 102.1 in home offensive efficiency metrics, allowing 102.9 in home defensive efficiency metrics.
Home/Road splits what they are, tough choice. However, Mavericks should be extremely motivated to keep the season-high streak alive and worth a second look. Mavericks are ridding a 6-3 ATS streak as road dogs, have shown motivation the next game after a one point exact win going 4-0 SU/ATS last four situations. Additionally, Miami has not responded in the situation they find themselves. Heat are just 1-5 ATS as chalk after running the hardwood against Rockets, 0-3 ATS as favorites after a win by six or fewer points.
down to the 'Final Four' in the NFL's Super Bowl
Tournament with three of the contestants ridding
impressive winning streaks.
In the NFC Championship which highlight's Sunday's early game, the red-hot Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers on an 8-0 (7-1 ATS) streak after upending top-seeded Cowboys take on Atlanta Falcons who defeating Seahawks 36-20 as -6.5 point favorites in the division round.
In the late one at Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots putting away Texans' 35-16 in the division round as -16.0 point faves square off against Pittsburgh Steelers advancing with a 18-16 victory over Chiefs cashing as +2.5 point underdogs. In this one, the Patriots enter ridding an 8-0 (7-1 ATS) streak with Steelers heading to Foxboro racking up nine consecutive victoties with a profitable 7-1-1 record at the [read more]
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