New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The New York Knicks head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5 point favorites.
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The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 18-21. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 103.3 points per contest while giving up 104.1 per game. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-27. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 21-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 18-20-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-19-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-21-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
01/06/18 F Michael Beasley Ankle injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 25 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 23.6 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Harrison Barnes has scored 18.6 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 103.3 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.4 per game. The Knicks allow 104.1 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 24th in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.38. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.6. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13. The Mavericks give up 104.5 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 17th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. New York is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 10th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5
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