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Dallas’ ATS record for the season is 26-25, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 15-9 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -2.2 points per game.
As the favorite, the Mavericks have won three straight games and are 20-8 overall. Today, they are favored by 4.5 points. Against the spread as the favorite, they are 17-11 this season.
In their last game, the Mavericks defeated the Nets by a score of 119-107. The O/U line for that game was 236.5 points. Dallas covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites.
The Mavs’ O/U record for the season is 26-25, and the under has hit in their last four games. This season, their games have averaged 236.5 points.
Knicks wants to turn their destiny as a underdog
Currently, the New York Knicks are 4.5-point underdogs against the Mavericks. As the underdog, the Knicks have gone 8-11 this season and have covered the spread in three straight games as the underdog.
In terms of their ATS record, the Knicks are 16-9 at home and 15-11 on the road. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games and have an average scoring differential of +9.4 points per game.
For the season, the Knicks are 31-20 ATS and have gone 10-9 ATS as the underdog. Today’s O/U line of 230.5 is higher than 38 of their previous games, and they have an O/U record of 20-30-1.
New York’s most recent game was a 123-113 win over the Grizzlies. The O/U line for that game was 212.5, and the Knicks were favored by 14.5 points. This improves their overall record to 33-18, which is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Let’s see the Mavericks vs Knicks Prediction below:
|DALLAS MAVERICKS vs NEW YORK KNICKS
|Location of the Game: Madison Square Garden, New York
|Date and Time: Thursday, February 8th 7:30 ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Predictions and Sport Betting AI Picks
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: Dallas Mavericks 113 – New York Knicks 112
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Knicks +4.5 | ML Mavericks -193 | UNDER 230.5
Mavericks vs Knicks Prediction Odds
Dallas Mavericks Game Analysis
When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are 10th in the league at 118.2 points per game. However, they have scored slightly less on the road, averaging 116.4 points per game away from home.
So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.9% of their games. In terms of pace, Dallas is 11th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the best in the league. They are 2nd in both three-point attempts and makes at 15.2 made threes per game, thanks to the accuracy of the roster, reflected in their NBA player stats.
So far this season, the Mavericks’ defense has been a bit below average, as they are giving up 118.3 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. On the road, they have been slightly worse, allowing 118.6 points per game, which is 20th in the league.
One thing that has hurt the Mavericks’ defense is their inability to get stops on the interior. On the season, they are 25th in rebounding and 26th in blocked shots. They have also struggled to force turnovers, as they are 28th in steals per game.
When it comes to defending the three-point line, the Mavericks have been about average, allowing opponents to shoot 36.9% from beyond the arc. On the year, opposing teams are averaging 13.1 made threes per game against Dallas.
Based on the NBA Injury Report, Dante Exum (Knee) and Dereck Lively II (Nose) are out. Maxi Kleber (Toe) is questionable and Kyrie Irving (Thumb) and Luka Doncic (Nose) could play tonight.
New York Knicks Game Analysis
So far this season, the Knicks have been an average offensive team, ranking 15th in scoring at 115.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 114.6 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in the league in both attempts and makes. They are hitting 37% of their looks from beyond the arc.
Overall, the Knicks have been an above-average free-throw shooting team, ranking 11th in the NBA. They are also 3rd in the league in offensive rebounds.
When it comes to defense, the New York Knicks have been one of the best teams in the league this season, giving up just 109.4 points per game, which is the second-best mark in the NBA. At home, the Knicks have been even better, allowing just 105.2 points per game, which is also the second-best mark in the league, according with the NBA team stats.
Over their last five games, New York has been the third-best defense in the league, giving up just 105.2 points per game. During this stretch, opponents have struggled to make free-throws, as the Knicks have allowed just 12.2 made free-throws per game, which is the second-best mark in the league.
So far this season, the Knicks have done a good job of holding opponents below their season average, doing so in 76.5% of their games. When it comes to three-point shooting, New York has done a good job of keeping teams below their season average, doing so in 52.9% of their games.
Julius Randle (Shoulder), OG Anunoby (Elbow), Mitchell Robinson (Ankle) and Quentin Grimes (Knee) are out of this game. Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson (Ankle) and Jericho Sims (Illness) are questionable.
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks Head-to-Head
Over their previous five games against the Knicks, the Mavericks have put together a record of 3-2. When looking back over the last ten head to head Knicks vs Mavericks matchups, the Knicks hold the edge with an ATS record of 6-4.
The over/under record in the five most recent head to head games between the Mavericks and Knicks is 2-3 with an average of 219 points per game. The last three times that the Mavericks have been on the road vs. the Knicks, the over/under record is 0-5.