Monday, December 7, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, December 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 10-11 and a home record of 5-6. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.2 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of -1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Deron Williams averages 15.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dallas averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
New York averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 18.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-11-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-9-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 8-12-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/15 PG Jose Juan Barea Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Washington
12/05/15 F Dirk Nowitzki Hip probable Sunday vs. Washington
New York Knicks Injuries
12/06/15 F Carmelo Anthony Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Dallas
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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