It’s a great day for basketball fans as we have a schedule of 12 games in the NBA on Wednesday, March 9. We’ll take a closer look at an inter-conference duel between the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs will be hosts at American Airlines Center in Dallas and here you see the best Knicks vs. Mavericks betting pick and odds.
The New York Knicks dismantled the Dallas Mavericks in the first game of the season series at MSG, and Jason Kidd’s team will be highly motivated to get revenge. The Mavs are -7.5 point home favorites for Wednesday’s clash, while the total is set at N/A, according to FanDuel NY Sportsbook.
Knicks have conquered California
Perhaps surprisingly, the New York Knicks won both road games in California against the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. Those wins came following a seven-game losing streak and 17 defeats in 20 games. New York also managed to cover each of its past three games after six consecutive in which they failed to.
Tom Thibodeau’s side is making the last push for the play-in and is 4.5 GB from the Atlanta Hawks right now. Julius Randle exploded for a career-high 46 points and added ten rebounds as he led the Knicks to a massive 131-115 win over the Kings. RJ Barrett (29 PTS, 8 REB, and 6 AST) and Immanuel Quickley (27 PTS, 6 REB, and 4 AST) were also impressive in this win. New York covered a +4 spread and now improved to a 29-36 ATS record.
Mavericks are in the zone
The Dallas Mavericks won the fifth straight game and seventh of the last eight as they beat the Utah Jazz 111-103 at home. In that span, Jason Kidd’s side covered seven games and is cruising to a playoff place with a 40-25 SU record at the moment.
Luka Doncic had another MVP-worthy performance as he led the Mavericks with 35 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Spencer Dinwiddie (23 PTS) and Dorian Finney-Smith (21 PTS and 5 REB) helped Doncic to get this W. Dallas covered a +1 spread and improved to a 37-27-1 ATS record.
- 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games overall
- 0-4 ATS in the last four Wednesday games
- 7-1 ATS in the last eight games overall
- 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
- 4-1-1 ATS in the last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks Picks
Not only that the Mavericks will be very motivated to defeat the Knicks and get revenge for that devastating H2H loss earlier in the season, but the injury-related news is on the home team’s side as well. Namely, the visitors will be without Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, Cam Reddish, Obi Toppin, and Quentin Grimes, while Mitchell Robinson is questionable due to an illness after exiting the last game.
Dallas also has a couple of injured players, but the Mavs are not shorthanded as the Knicks, and this will be a huge advantage for the hosts. The Knicks did win the last two, but don’t forget that the Mavericks beat the Warriors (twice), Heat, Lakers, and Jazz in the past few weeks. They are in a way better form, and I am backing them in this one.
Pick: Take the Dallas Mavericks -7.5 at -110
If you prefer betting on Over, the Mavericks are probably the worst team you could bet on. They are 23-40-2 O/U overall and 9-24-1 O/U at home, which suggests one and one thing only – go with Under!
There are a couple of reasons for that. First and foremost, Dallas has the second-best defense in the NBA, while New York’s offense is 27th. Secondly, Dallas has the lowest offense in basketball with just 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes. New York is not much better; the Knicks have 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes.
Pick: Go with the Under