New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+5.5)
The New York Knicks (29-27) head to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (30-24). The spread on this contest has Dallas as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 212.
The New York Knicks took the court against the New Orleans Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 116-106 in their last contest. New York ended having earned a 45.4% field goal percentage (44 out of 97) and knocked down 17 out of their 33 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Knicks made 11 of their 13 tries for a rate of 84.6%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 dimes in this contest while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning the defense, New York let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 40 of 88 shooting. New Orleans doled out 25 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. On top of that, New Orleans pulled down 49 boards (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. New Orleans shot 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 20 of 24 shots. They made 6 out of their 28 attempts from distance.
Julius Randle is someone who came through in this contest. He racked up 32 points on 11 out of 26 shooting. He saw the court for 42:15 minutes and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Randle finished the contest at 42.3% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Knicks was Reggie Bullock. He totaled 4 rebounds in 35:07 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 6-of-10 (16 points). When the game finished, Bullock tallied 2 assists.
New York comes into this game with a record of 29-27 this season. The Knicks are shooting 37.8% on shots from downtown (623 of 1,650) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 105.6 pts per contest (27th in the NBA) while hitting 45.0% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling in 45.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,175 assists so far this season, which ranks 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Knicks are able to force 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They give up 33.6% from 3-point land while they are 1st in the league in points per game allowed (104.3). The Knicks are allowing a FG percentage of 44.2% (724 of 1,026) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,286 surrendered so far this year.
When they last played, the Dallas Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 114-113 when they played the Memphis Grizzlies. The Mavericks were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this contest. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. The Grizzlies earned 18 personal fouls for this contest which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. When talking about three-point shots, Dallas buried 13 out of 40 tries (32.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mavericks finished 44 for 88 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Mavericks allowed the Grizzlies to convert 42 out of 89 attempts from the floor which had them at 47.2% for the contest. They finished shooting 38.2% from distance by shooting 13 of 34 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). Concerning team rebounding, Dallas permitted Memphis to pull down 44 in total (10 offensive).
Luka Doncic ended up having an impact for the Mavericks for the game. He buried 10 out of 20 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Doncic tallied 29 points in his 34:16 mins on the court and had 9 assists in the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Dallas was Kristaps Porzingis. He finished this one with 1 assist in 32:24 mins played, and he shot 7 out of 13 from the floor. Porziņģis finished going 53.8% from the field as well as earning 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 30-24 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is 14th in basketball. Dallas has totaled 6,014 pts on the season (111.4 per game) and they average 43.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 22.3 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Mavericks are committing 19.5 fouls every game and they go 77.9% from the free throw line. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.7. The Dallas defense allows 36.3% on shots from distance (708 of 1,953) and opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their foul shots. They relinquish 22.3 assists and 44.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 3rd and 18th in basketball. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+5.5)
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