Mavericks vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 2/8/24

New York Knicks (33-18) vs Dallas Mavericks (28-23)

Game Info: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks travel to Madison Square Garden to battle the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Here’s a Mavs vs Knicks Prediction.

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last seven games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after beating the Nets in a 119-107 road win on Tuesday. Kyrie Irving led the team with 36 points and five assists on 15 of 24 shooting, Luka Doncic tallied 35 points with 18 rebounds and nine assists while Tim Hardaway chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Mavericks shot 50 percent from the field and 19 of 43 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early, dominating the first half by 65-47 to lead by as many as 23 points at one stage.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been on fire as they've won 10 of their last 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after taking down the shorthanded Grizzlies in a 123-113 win on Tuesday. Donte DiVincenzo led the team with 32 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Jalen Brunson added 27 points with eight assists while Precious Achiuwa and Isaiah Hartenstein each scored 17 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 55 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the 3-point line as they made this one look easy, pouring in 70 points in the first half to build a 28-point lead, allowing them to cruise in the second half.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Josh Green ranks 32nd amongst qualified players for 3P% (40.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank T1st in the league for H2 win percentage this season (64.7%).
  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (53.3%).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for turnovers per game this season (12.4).

Mavs vs Knicks Prediction

The Mavericks are still a little shorthanded with Dereck Lively and Dante Exum both out, while the Knicks are still missing Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle and OG Anunoby. The Knicks have been one of the hottest teams in the league over the past three weeks, so it's suprising that they're underdogs at home in this one, but then you look at who is sitting out and it's hard to see a win for the Knicks in this one. The Mavericks have been in decent shape and they looked great in their last win thanks to big games from Irving and Doncic who are both expected to play. This should be a close one, but in the end I have the Mavericks getting the win and cover on the road.

 

Peter’s Pick Dallas -3.5

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