Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New York Knicks (24-24) vs Dallas Mavericks (25-21)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Knicks +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks square off Friday night with the New York Knicks in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.7 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.1 points and 5.8 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 4.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The Knicks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Mavericks last 18 overall. The under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are the better team here and have played the better, more consistent basketball, but the Knicks have been kind to us all season in the underdog role. Also, the Knicks compete even in their losses, as they lose by an average of just 3.1 points in the underdog role. The Knicks are 13-9-1 against the spread at home this season and the Mavericks are 12-13 against the spread as a single-digit favorite. At home, the Knicks put up enough of a fight to consider taking the points here.