Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks (19-21) will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks (22-18) on Wednesday.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and notched a win by a score of 113-99 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Mavericks finished with 14 while the Bulls accounted for 7 fouls. They also buried 11 of 33 attempts from beyond the arc. Chicago finished shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 13 tries. Moreover, Chicago grabbed 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Chicago totaled 39 dimes and had 23 steals for the game. Pertaining to defending, Dallas let their opponent shoot 43.3% from the floor on 39 out of 90 shooting. They also dished out 28 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 48 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 9 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. Dallas finished having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (44 of 88) and converted 16 out of their 36 three-point shots.
Luka Doncic is a guy who had an impact for the contest. He left the arena with 22 points on 8 out of 23 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and totaled 14 boards. Doncic finished shooting 34.8% from the floor and recorded 14 dimes.
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Dallas enters this one with a mark of 22-18 this season. They are giving up possession 12.3 times per game and as a team are committing 19.7 fouls every game. As a team, Dallas is collecting 43.7 boards per contest and has tallied 960 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 33.5% from downtown (498 of 1,485) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 105.8 points per game (24th in the NBA) while connecting on 45.1% from the field.
On defense, the Mavericks are forcing 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are giving up 34.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (103.3). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (1,541 of 3,386) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 945 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks took a loss by a final score of 99-75 when they played the Celtics. In regard to cleaning up the glass, New York permitted Boston to grab 36 in total (9 offensive). They shot 41.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 out of 29 and finished the contest at 15 out of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). The Knicks allowed the Celtics to make 36 out of 76 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.4% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Knicks shot 29 out of 79 from the floor which had them shooting 36.7%. With respect to 3-point attempts, New York knocked down 11 out of 31 tries (35.5%). They were able to make 6 of those for a percentage of 40.0%. The Celtics earned 10 personal fouls for this contest which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Knicks collected 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 40 in the game.
Immanuel Quickley ended up being important for the Knicks in the game. Quickley earned 18 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes in this matchup. He made 7 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 63.6%, and tallied 1 rebound.
New York has a win-loss mark of 19-21 this year. The Knicks commit 19.0 fouls per game while shooting 76.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 20.9 times per game (29th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. New York has accounted for 4,161 points on the campaign (104.0 per contest) and they average 45.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are connecting on 43.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 27th in basketball.
The Knicks are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 105.3. They are able to force 12.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (4th in basketball). The New York defense allows 35.0% on 3-point shots (526 of 1,501) and opponents are making 78.6% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 24.4 assists and 44.6 boards per game, which is ranked 18th and 14th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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