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2021 NBA Handicapping
(25-21) Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks (24-24)
Date: Friday, April 2nd
Time: 7:30 EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -210 | Knicks +186
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -5.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 213.5
On Friday, April 2nd, the Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks meet for the first time this season. These clubs haven’t played since November of 2019 so they’ll get a look at each other for the first time in more than 16 months.
The Mavericks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 41 wins in 78 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the Knicks taking both contests.
Luka Doncic began the season struggling to hit shots from the perimeter. In his first eight games, the wunderkid shot 13 of 57 or 22.8 percent.
As is typical for the superstar he worked through the rust and through his next 33 games he’s shot 40.7 percent from the perimeter on 8.3 attempts per game.
In the recent victory versus the Celtics, his 3-point shot became a major factor as Doncic repeatedly made step-back 3-pointers. By night’s end, he’d hit 7 of his 11 perimeter shots scoring 36 points, with eight rebounds, five assists.
Jalen Brunson continues to develop and grow into a key reserve for the Mavericks as he led the bench unit with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Kristaps Porzingis who didn’t play in the initial match against Boston was available for this game and created issues for the Celtics in terms of finding someone to guard him. Porzingis scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds but was active everywhere adding two assists, two steals, and three blocks.
Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds while Josh Richardson registered eight points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety protocols) and Tyrell Terry (personal reasons) are day-to-day while JJ Redick (right heel) remains out.
New York Knicks
The Knicks enter this match having lost their last two games and struggling to find their offense. In the loss to the Heat, they failed to score 100 points (88) and followed that up with a one-point loss to the woeful Timberwolves (101-102).
In fact, other than their breakout 131 point effort versus the Wizards in seven of the last eight matches they’ve averaged 98.1 points per game.
In the loss to the Wolves the Knicks two stars carried the majority of the offense with Julius Randle producing a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds plus six assists.
R.J. Barrett registered 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block.
Elfrid Payton (17), Alec Burks (13), and Reggie Bullock (10) were the other double-figure scorers for the Knicks.
Barrett tweaked his ankle in the match versus Boston. Derrick Rose also has a sprained ankle. Both are questionable for Friday’s match. Mitchell Robinson is out indefinitely with a fractured foot.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Knicks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 2-8 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 7 of New York’s last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 13 of Dallas’ last 18 games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
Like Doncic the Mavs got out to a slow start this season amassing a 9-14 record but since February 6th have been on a roll producing a 16-7 record
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
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