New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks - 4/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks - 4/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (30-24) vs New York Knicks (29-27)

Game Info: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 212 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The New York Knicks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.2 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 8.6 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.7 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

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The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall. The under is 19-7 in Mavericks last 26 overall. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas.

The New York Knicks continue to win and cover numbers, especially in the underdog role, and yet they continue to get no respect from oddsmakers. The Knicks only lose by an average of 2.7 points as underdogs and they win by an average of 0.2 points on the road. The Dallas Mavericks have run hot and cold all year and they're losing their last five games by an average of 2.6 points. The Mavs are also 10-15 against the spread at home. Give me the Knicks and free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +5.5

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