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Mavericks vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks
  • Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds NY +1.5, DAL -123 | NY +102 O/U 225.0

The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 10-11. So far, the team has gone 5-15-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Dallas is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Mavericks are coming off a disappointing 131-125 loss to the Pistons. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. In the game, the two teams played a tight first-half, as Dallas only trailed by 1. However, the Mavericks were able to pull away in the 2nd half and pick up the win. Leading the team in scoring was Luka Doncic, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 52.0% of his shots.

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The Knicks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 10-12. So far, the team has gone 9-12-1 against the spread. Looking back on Knicks’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 122 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-1-1.

The Knicks are coming off a game in which they lost to the Bucks by a score of 109-103. However, because they were the 6 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS push. New York was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Bucks by 6 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was RJ Barrett, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

The Knicks are coming off a season in which they defeated Dallas in both of their games, winning by scores of 108-85 and 85-77. Last year, the Mavericks saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Knicks, averaging 81.0 points per game. While the Mavericks struggled on offense in the series, the Knicks maintained their usual level of scoring at 107.5 vs Dallas. The Knicks have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 10 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 198 points per game, leading a 1-4 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Dallas offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 110.1 points per game. The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. Dallas is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 1st in fewest turnovers per game.

Against the Knicks, the Mavericks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 2nd ranked unit at 104.72 points per game.

This season, the Mavericks offense has primarily worked through Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 20 games, Doncic is 1st in the NBA at 33.55 points per game. so far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 43% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.78999999999999 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 2.81 rebounds for Dallas to go along with 4.86 assists.

Coming into today’s action, New York is averaging 115.2 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Knicks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, New York remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 19.7 made free-throws per game.

Against the Mavericks, the Knicks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 6th ranked unit at 106.6 points per game.

On offense, Jalen Brunson leads the Knicks in scoring at 21.32 points per game, placing him 36th in the NBA. Overall, Brunson has hit 48.6% of his shots while accounting for 17.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 4th in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.14 points per game, Julius Randle is the 2nd leading scorer for the Knicks. For the season, he is 85th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 21.79.

Mavericks vs Knicks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Knicks +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 225.0

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