New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are looking to win their 7th straight as they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
New York Knicks
With 3 wins in their last 4 games, the New York Knicks seem to be headed back to the right path as they continue their quest to finish in the playoffs. They are now tied with the Boston Celtics at 20-21 for the 10th and final play-in tournament position and with a somewhat tough schedule coming up every win is important. RJ Barrett had 31 points in the win over San Antonio 2 days ago, compensating for Julius Randle’s 2 point effort. It’s not often that you see a team win when their best player goes just 1-for-7 from the field, but the Knicks pulled it off. This team is now 6-3 ATS/SU in their last 9 games and at home they’ve covered in 5 of their last 6. They love playing Western Conference teams for some reason, in the last 12 such games they have 8 wins and vs Southwest Division teams they are on a 12-game win streak.
Kristaps Porzingis will not be making his long awaited return to Madison Square Garden as he remains the only Mavericks player in health and safety protocols. That’s okay though, the team is rolling without him and by the looks of it they won’t miss him much. They’ve won 6 games in a row and are 5-1 ATS in those 6 games. Luka Doncic is finally putting up MVP type numbers as he appears to have shaken off the ankle injury that has caused him to miss a decent chunk of games. His triple-double was the main reason Dallas was able to end Chicago’s 9-game win streak over the weekend and Doncic will look to repeat that performance in the World’s most famous arena. The Mavs are just 2-4 SU in the last 6 vs New York, but the good news is they’ve won 4 of 5 on the road overall.
Although their records are similar, Dallas to me has a much higher ceiling than the Knicks do. After all they have a top 5 player in Luka, plus the Knicks are far too inconsistent to be taken seriously in the competitive Eastern Conference. Look for the Mavs to continue their hot streak and get the important win at MSG. Back the road team here.
New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
Dallas Mavericks -1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
It won’t be a high scoring game, that’s for sure. The previous 8 of 10 meetings between these two sides have all gone under the total with an average of just 202.7 points per game scored between them. The under has also cashed in 6 of 7 overall for Dallas and in their last 6 straight vs East teams. The slow paced Knicks have gone under in 8 of 11 games overall and in 9 of 11 against Dallas. It’s the same story at Madison Square Garden too with the teams going under in 5 straight. In terms of pace these two teams average an identical number of possessions per game at 97.8 which ranks them 29th and 30th in pace of play. Take that into account and the fact that they are 6th and 15th in defensive efficiency, I think we have ourselves a slow paced affair here with not a lot of points scored on either end. Back the under.
Under 204.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365