New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Point Spread Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
American Airlines Center
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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (5-2, 1st in the Southwest Division) host the New York Knicks (1-7, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at American Airlines Center on Friday, November 8, 2019. Dallas opens this matchup as 10.5 point favorites. The total is set at 214.
The Knicks cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 4-4-0 ATS. Dallas is covering 42.9% of the time, going 3-4-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/6/2019 Mitchell Robinson C Concussion Game Time Decision
11/6/2019 Jr PG Personal Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/5/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/5/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Julius Randle averages 14.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Marcus Morris comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Luka Doncic averages 26.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. New York averages 99.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Dallas is 7th in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 48.3 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Mavericks are 20th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. New York is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Dallas is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 18th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -10.5
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