Mavericks vs. Knicks Prediction
Will the Dallas Mavericks be able to go on the road and add to the struggles of the New York Knicks when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?
555 Dallas Mavericks vs. 556 New York Knicks
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mavericks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Knicks. The over/under total is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 68 percent going on the 76ers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavericks hit the road
Dallas had a three-game home stand come to an end on Sunday with a 123-120 loss to Toronto. Still, the Mavericks went 2-0-1 against the spread during the home stretch. The Mavs are 22-27 on the season, 4-20 on the road, 29-19-1 against the spread and 26-23 with the under.
The Mavericks are putting up 109.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting only 45 percent from the field. Defensively, Dallas is giving up 109.6 points per game while opponents shoot 45.8 percent against them. Luka Doncic is leading the team with 30.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Harrison Barnes is adding 17.6 points per contest.
Knicks continue plunge
The New York Knicks have lost 10 straight games following a 101-92 loss on Monday at Charlotte. The Knicks have managed to go 5-5 against the spread during this streak. New York is 10-39 on the season, 4-17 at home, 22-26-1 against the spread and 25-24 with the over.
New York is putting up just 106.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting a league-worst 43.1 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 115.0 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.5 percent. Emmanuel Mudiay will continue to be out with an injury. He is averaging 14.7 points per game. The team also has not been playing Enes Kanter lately. He averages a double-double on the season. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the Knicks with 19.4 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Knicks have covered the spread in five straight against Southwest opponents, but are just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games.
The Knicks seem pretty content to tank the rest of the way as they aren’t even playing some of their best talent. Dallas isn’t a great team, but the Mavericks have been pretty good at covering. The Mavs will have a lot more talent on the floor and the best single player in the game in Doncic. Dallas should be able to handle covering this spread, even on the road.
NBA Prediction: Dallas Mavericks -6