Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks Pick
The Dallas Mavericks (22-27) will travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks (10-39) in a cross-conference clash set to take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The game is set for a 7:30 PM ET start and is scheduled to be televised on both FSN and MSG. The two teams last met in November where the Knicks pulled off an impressive road win in Dallas when they defeated the Mavericks 118-106 to pull an upset outright as a 5.5-point underdog. Overall, New York is 2-1 SU in the last three meetings between both sides.
Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks Overview
The Mavericks enter into this contest off a 123-120 loss against the Toronto Raptors when they hosted the defending Atlantic Division Champions on Sunday. Though Dallas lost, they produced yet another to improve to 3-0-1 ATS in their last four contests.
New York Knicks
The Knicks enter into this contest on the heels of a ten-game losing streak. Most recently, the Knickerbockers were defeated by the Charlotte Hornets in the Queen City when they were taken down by a score of 101-92 on Monday. The Knicks were able to produce a cover as a 12-point underdog.
Reasons To Avoid Dallas
On the road, Dallas has one of the worst road records of any team in the NBA as they are 4-20 SU away from home. It is for this reason alone that Dallas sits five games under .500 as they are a delectable 18-7 SU on their own court. Given how notoriously hostile Madison Square Garden can typically be to visitors, the Knicks may find themselves with extra motivation given the tendency of their opponent as they will believe they can pull the upset here.
Reasons To Back New York
The Knicks have two key edges that play right into their home court advantage, and they are in the turnover and bench department. The Mavericks committing more mistakes than the Knicks will only keep the hostile home crowd more injected in the contest and throw fuel on the fire in terms of road game doubts. Furthermore, the Knicks harbor a seven-point advantage by virtue of their bench operations as their bench generates 44 points per game to Dallas' 37 points per outing.
Mavericks at Knicks Prediction 01/30/2019
Given the set-up, the Knicks may be worth a split-wager with half of a bet on the Money Line (+200) here. Though wins are few and far between with the Knicks, this may be a game that they actually can win. Be that as it may, the Knicks are indeed bound to take back inflated point spreads be their overall record on the season and what happened in Cleveland last night serves as any barometer of what could happen to teams like Washington who fare poorly on the road…the Knicks are offered at a bargain price here.