Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks Prediction, 12/3/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-2)
The Dallas Mavericks are hitting the road to Madison Square Garden on Saturday where they will take on the New York Knicks. Dallas opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The betting total is set at 224.
The Mavericks faced off with the Pistons and ended up losing by a score of 131-125 in their last contest. Dallas wrapped up the contest with a 53.5% field goal percentage (46 out of 86) and made 19 of their 46 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 14 of 29 shots for a percentage of 48.3%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 30 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defense, Dallas allowed 54.3% from the floor on 51 out of 94 shooting. Detroit dished out 29 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. In addition, Detroit collected 52 boards (13 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Detroit finished 58.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 24 attempts. They converted 15 out of their 35 shots from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 24 while the Pistons recorded 26 personal fouls.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He walked away with 35 points on 13 out of 25 shooting. He played for 41 mins and also pulled down 5 boards. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 52.0% from the field and distributed 10 dimes.
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Dallas will play this contest with a mark of 10-11 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 37.8 boards per game and has totaled 449 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are shooting 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc (290 of 833) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 110.1 pts per contest (22nd in the league) while going 47.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 23.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in allowing assists with 493 conceded on the campaign. The Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.1% (836 of 1,739) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.7).
When they last played, the Knicks took a loss by a score of 109-103 against the Bucks. The Knicks collected 36 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards totaling 55 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Bucks had 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a clip of 65.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, New York converted 6 out of their 30 tries (20.0%). Overall, the Knicks ended up shooting 42 out of 100 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. The Knicks allowed the Bucks to make 39 of their 90 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.3% in this contest. They went 28.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 of 35 and finished the game at 21 of 26 at the free throw line (80.8%). When talking about rebounding, New York allowed Milwaukee to snag 52 overall (14 on the offensive glass).
Mitchell Robinson pitched in for the Knicks for the contest. He made 7 of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and tallied 20 rebounds. Robinson accumulated 15 points in his 33 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist in this contest.
New York has a record of 10-12 this year. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA. New York has totaled 2,535 pts so far this season (115.2 per contest) and they grab 46.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per game (20th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Knicks commit 22.3 fouls every game and they connect on 79.6% from the free throw line.
The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the NBA in PPG given up with 116.2. They have forced 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (7th in the NBA). The New York defense surrenders 35.3% on 3-point attempts (299 of 848) and their opponents are connecting on 75.7% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 27.1 dimes and 46.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 28th and 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-2)
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