Mavericks vs. Knicks Prediction
The Dallas Mavericks were upset at home by the New York Knicks last week. Can Dallas return the favor tonight when it travels to play at New York to complete the season series?
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Madison Square Garden at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mavericks are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 216.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Dallas. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Mavs fall at Celtics
Dallas lost by a score of 116-106 at Boston Monday night to drop to 6-4 overall and 4-1 on the road. The Mavericks were outscored 62-52 in the second half of the defeat. Luka Doncic paced Dallas with 34 points on 11-of-21 shooting including 3-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 9-of-10 at the free throw line. He also notched nine assists and six rebounds. Maxi Kleber tallied 15 points, eight boards and two assists. Dwight Powell had 12 points, five caroms and three assists off the bench. Jalen Brunson added 12 points, seven rebounds and two dimes as a reserve.
Knicks stumble in fourth
New York lost by a count of 120-10 Tuesday night at Chicago to drop to 2-9 overall and 1-6 on the road. The Knicks were outscored 35-17 in the second half of the loss. Marcus Morris Sr. led New York with 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He also ripped down nine rebounds. R.J. Barrett tallied 21 points, nine assists, six boards and two steals. Taj Gibson accumulated 17 points, five caroms, two assists and two steals. Julius Randle recorded 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kevin Knox II added 10 points, four dimes and three boards off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last five games versus the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks are 21-45 ATS in their last 66 home games. New York is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Knicks have been pretty dreadful both on the road and at home for the most part aside from their strong performance in a 106-102 win at Dallas last week. But they've also been played the majority of their games on the road thus far and a return home could spark them after one horrendous quarter ruined the showing at Chicago. New York already has the confidence they can beat the Mavs and are getting seven points on their home court. Kristaps Porzingis will be fired up to play his former team again, but might press a little too much at Madison Square Garden trying to make a statement. I like the hosts with the points here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +7