Tonight’s matchup between the Mavericks and Knicks is a non-conference game set to tip-off at 7:30 ET. The Knicks are currently favored by 4.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 230.5 at FanDuel.
Dallas enters this game with a record of 28-23, and they are currently on a two-game win streak. The Knicks are 33-18, and they are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Dallas Mavericks Preview
The Mavericks are favored by 4.5 points today and have gone 3-0 ATS as the favorite. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 8th place with a record of 28-23.
This season, the Mavericks have been favored in 55 of their 51 games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +5.9 points per game compared to -7.3 as the underdog.
Dallas’ O/U record for the season is 26-25, and the under has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have finished with 236.5 points.
In their most recent game, the Mavericks defeated the Nets by a score of 119-107. The O/U line for that game was 236.5 points.
Dallas has covered the spread in two straight games and has an overall ATS record of 26-25. On the road, they are 15-9 ATS compared to 11-16 ATS at home.
So far this season, the Mavericks are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. However, they have scored slightly fewer points on the road compared to their season average (116.4 PPG).
In terms of pace, Dallas is 11th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game. This has helped them become the 2nd best three-point shooting team in the NBA, averaging 15.2 made threes per game. Overall, they have hit 37% of their three-point attempts.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Mavericks are 10th in the NBA with a 55% success rate. Overall, they are shooting 47% from the field this season.
On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 22nd in the league in points allowed at 118.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112.7 points per contest (17th). Most recently, the Mavericks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 107 points to the Nets.
New York Knicks Preview
As the Knicks look to extend their winning streak to four games, they will be playing as 4.5-point underdogs at home against the Mavericks. In their last three games, they have won straight-up as the underdog.
New York’s ATS record for the season is 31-20, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. At home, they are 16-9 ATS, while going 19-6 straight-up.
The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 20-30-1, and their games have averaged 224.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 230.5.
New York’s last game was a 123-113 win over the Grizzlies. They were favored by 14.5 points going into the game and are now 33-18 on the season (4th in the East).
When playing at home, the Knicks are 18th in the league in scoring at 114.6 points per game. Overall, they are 15th in the NBA at 115.2 points per game.
So far this season, New York has outscored the NBA scoring average in 51% of their games. In terms of pace, the Knicks are 29th in the league at 96.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 20th in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 46%. From beyond the arc, they are 14th in three-point shooting at 37%.
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 109.4 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 11th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 4 per game.
The Mavericks and Knicks did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Mavericks have a record of 3-0. The Mavericks also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 240 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. The last three times, the Mavericks have matched up against the Knicks on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Knicks vs. Mavericks in New York
For a pick on the point-spread in this Mavericks vs. Knicks matchup, our bet is to grab the Knicks at +4.5. Even though our projections have the Mavericks winning 113-112, we see the Knicks as the play on the point-spread. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 230.5, and our model projects the Mavericks and Knicks to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +4.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 230.5