So far, the New York Knicks have been one of the most profitable teams on the NBA betting board. Equally important, the Knicks are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. New York uses defense and tenacity for its success. Of great concern is the lack of a marquee man. By contrast, the Mavericks are breaking even with the odds. And they are fighting to avoid the play-in round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Dallas does have the superstar that New York lacks: Luka Doncic.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks NBA Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Thursday, February 8, 2024, 7:30 p.m. ET.
|Madison Square Garden, New York.
Mavericks at Knicks SBG Odds Overview
Of major concern is a recent free-fall by the Mavericks. Dallas is gushing its sportsbook with red ink. And that is on the heels of their tanking a chance to make the NBA Playoffs, which has not been forgotten or forgiven by many. Meanwhile, New York has been inconsistent. Additionally, they stand a solid chance to be overpriced as the home team against a slumping opponent.
Dallas Mavericks Team Overview
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-23 straight up, 24-25 against the spread, and 25-24 over/under the total. Late on, Dallas has covered two out of their last ten games. While the Mavericks have gone under the total in two of its previous eight matchups. Concurrently, Dallas is 8th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Dallas is eight games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.
Dallas has NBA metrics of 10th for scoring offense, 16th for field goal percentage, 11th for 3-point field goal percentage, 25th for free throw percentage, and 27th for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Mavs have NBA metrics of 21st for scoring defense, 23rd for field goal percentage permitted, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 27th for defensive rebounding. First among Dallas scorers is Luka Doncic with 34.8 points per game.
New York Knicks Team Overview
The New York Knicks are 47-35 straight up, 44-34-4 against the spread, and 44-37-1 over/under the total. Late on, New York has covered six out of their last ten games. While the Knicks have gone under the total in seven of its previous ten matchups. Concurrently, New York is 4th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. New York is 5.5 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
New York has NBA metrics of 15th for scoring offense, 21st for field goal percentage, 15th for 3-point field goal percentage, 14th for free throw percentage, and 3rd for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Knicks have NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring defense, 8th for field goal percentage permitted, 12th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 3rd for defensive rebounding. First among New York scorers is Jalen Brunson with 27.3 per game.
Mavericks at Knicks SBG Free Pick
Overall, New York got the cash in six of its last nine NBA betting matchups with Dallas. Also, 12 out of the last 16 games between these teams went under the total. At New York, Dallas covered four of its last six visits to Madison Square Garden. Eight of the last nine matchups in this series at New York went under the total. Dallas rates the edge as the quality road team price.
Mavericks at Knicks SBG Best Bet: Dallas Mavericks.