Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 21-46. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per contest while giving up 104.8 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 24-43. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-32-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 35-31-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
3/12/2018 Dorian Finney-Smith SF Knee Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Salah Mejri C Hamstring Game Time Decision
3/11/2018 Wesley Matthews SG Leg Expected to be out until at least Mar 22
2/6/2018 Seth Curry SG Lower Leg Out for the season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
3/12/2018 Enes Kanter C Back Game Time Decision
3/12/2018 Lance Thomas SF Thumb Game Time Decision
2/24/2018 Joakim Noah C Personal Expected to be out until at least Apr 12
2/13/2018 Kristaps Porzingis PF Knee Out for the season
2/5/2018 Ron Baker SG Shoulder Out for the season
Dennis Smith averages 14.8 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Tim Hardaway averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Dallas averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. New York is 21st in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.64. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Mavericks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Knicks are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 8th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -2
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