Knicks vs. Mavericks Prediction
The Mavericks snapped their three-game winning streak on Monday night but are they trustworthy enough to cover tonight against the Knicks as a home favorite?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Dallas is now -5.5 to beat New York tonight at 8:30PM ET while the over/under is sitting at 200 points. The Mavericks opened at -5 before the line was bet up a half point, and the total opened at 200.5 before being bet down a half point.
The road team has covered in four of the last five games between these two teams and the Knicks, for one reason or another, have covered on Wednesday nights recently. They're 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on this day.
On the other side, the Mavs have dropped five of their last six home games and are just 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. That suggest they've had a habit of playing down to their competition.
Dallas is also playing for the fourth time in six nights so fatigue could start to set in. While the Mavs should win, laying 5.5 points on a team that has lost seven of their last 10 games doesn't represent a whole lot of value for bettors.
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