New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is the site where the Dallas Mavericks (40-25) will attempt to defeat the New York Knicks (27-38) on Wednesday.
The Knicks took the court against the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 131-115 in their last game. New York ended the game with a 51.1% field goal percentage (47 of 92) and knocked down 18 of their 42 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Knicks made 19 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 82.6%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 47 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to defending, New York let their opponent shoot 48.8% from the floor on 39 out of 80 shooting. Sacramento earned 40 dimes and had 23 steals for the game. On top of that, Sacramento collected 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Sacramento went 72.2% from the free throw line by burying 26 of 36 tries. They also buried 11 of their 32 tries from 3-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Knicks left the arena with 31 while the Kings totaled 11 personal fouls.
Julius Randle is one guy who had an impact for the contest. Randle finished 58.1% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. He played for 34 mins and pulled down 10 rebounds. He recorded 46 points on 18 of 31 shooting.
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New York steps onto the court with a record of 27-38 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 105.8 points per game (27th in the NBA) while going 43.6% from the floor. The Knicks are connecting on 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (847 of 2,387) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, New York is pulling in 46.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,391 assists on the year, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 34.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 9th in basketball in opponents points per game (107.3). The Knicks are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.6% (2,504 of 5,613) and they concede 44.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 15th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,589 conceded this year.
When they last played, the Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 111-103 when they played the Jazz. The Mavericks corralled 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this matchup. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Jazz committed 13 fouls for this contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Dallas knocked down 17 of 46 tries (37.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mavericks shot 39 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Mavericks permitted the Jazz to bury 36 of their 83 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.4% in the matchup. They shot 38.7% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 of 31 and finished the game at 19 out of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Dallas allowed Utah to pull down 33 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks for this contest. Doncic earned 35 points in his 38 minutes on the court and added 7 assists for this game. He made 12 of 23 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.2%, and had 16 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 40-25 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are connecting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 19th in the league. Dallas has accounted for 6,964 pts for the campaign (107.1 per contest) and they average 43.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per game (19th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 19.8 fouls per game and they connect on 76.5% from the free throw line.
The Mavericks defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points allowed per contest with 103.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the floor (15th in the league). The Dallas defense gives up 34.0% on 3-point shots (702 of 2,063) and their opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their foul shots. They give up 23.3 assists and 44.0 rebounds every game, which is 8th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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