NBA weekend odds: Knicks remain undefeated, Spurs look to bounce back

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

If you picked the Knicks to be the last undefeated team in the NBA, congrats - you were the only one. But they're facing a tough task this week to continue those winning ways.

Entering Wednesday's action, the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs were the only two remaining undefeated teams in the NBA. But then the Spurs lost to the Clippers, leaving the Knicks as the last team standing.

Few would have picked them to be in that category before the season started, but they have a tough matchup awaiting in this action-packed NBA betting weekend.

Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks (Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

The Dallas Mavericks have been ravaged by injuries, with two of their top players in Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion on that list. But newcomers O.J. Mayo (21.5 ppg) and Darren Collison (16.5 ppg) have picked up the slack and helped lead the Mavericks to a 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS record. All four of their first four games have also gone OVER the total.

New York is also dealing with an injury to superstar Amar'e Stoudemire, but Carmelo Anthony has led the team to a 3-0 SU and ATS start out of the gate. Dallas has dominated New York over the last decade, with a 17-3 SU and 14-6 ATS record against the Knicks.

Five of the last six games between these two teams have gone OVER the total.

San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (Saturday, 10 p.m. ET)

The San Antonio Spurs entered Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers a perfect 4-0 SU (2-1-1), but then fell for their first loss of the season. They will be in a tough spot when they play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Not only will it be the Spurs' third road game in four nights (a particularly tough stretch for an aging team), but it will also be against a team that has given the Spurs fits over the last few years.

Portland is off to an unassuming 2-2 SU and ATS start, but has a win in its one home game this year. In Portland's last seven home games against the San Antonio Spurs, the Trail Blazers are a perfect 7-0 SU with a 6-1 ATS record to go along with it.

Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies (Sunday, 6 p.m. ET)

The defending-champion Miami Heat have picked up where they left off last year with a 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS record through their first five games including back-to-back wins of 25+ points entering their Friday night game against Atlanta.

Miami lost its only road game of the season so far, however, and is 8-12 SU and 7-13 ATS over its last 20 road games.

Memphis (3-1 SU and ATS) has enjoyed success over the Heat in recent years, with a 6-3 SU and ATS record in their last nine meetings, but many of those games came before LeBron James and Chris Bosh got to town.

The two teams have split their two games since the "Big Three" were assembled, though both games were played in Miami.

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