Wednesday, March 30, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The New York Knicks travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 30-45 and a road record of 13-25. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. New York is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-27. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 36-38 and a home record of 20-17. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of -0.7. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 23-23. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
New York averages 98.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Knicks allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Dallas averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 39-36-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-42-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-34-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-36-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/28/16 PG Deron Williams Abdominal out indefinitely
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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