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NBA Picks and Prediction: NY Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks

Overview

Madison Square Gardens will be the setting for this NBA match-up of heavyweight teams. The game will be played on Wednesday, February 2nd in New York City. The Knicks enter the game with a 25-22 record and they are 13-9 at home. Currently they are in second place in th Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They have won five of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks have also won 5 of the last ten games and have a record of 31-15. On the Road, the Mavericks are 13-7 and are in second place in the Southwest Division of the Atlantic Conference. Let’s preview the teams and then make our prediction based on the odds.

New York Knicks (-1.5)

The Knicks are an offensive first type of team with a scoring average of 106.7 per game. They also give up 106 points per game to their opponents. The Knicks team averages 41 rebounds per game but their opponents gather in 45 boards per game. They are led in scoring by Amar’e Stoudemire with 26.2 points per game. He also ships in with 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. Raymond Felton leads the other offensive categories with 8.9 assists ands 1.9 steals per game. The New York Knicks prefer a fast pace game where they can attempt to score in transition and hope to stop the other team when they can.

Dallas Mavericks (+1.5)

Dirk Nowitzki is the team leader in scoring with a 23.0 points per game and he shoots 52% from the field. Tyson Chandler handles the bulk of the rebounding as he averages 9 per game and he blocks shots at a 1.2 per game. Jason Kidd handles the ball and is one of the primary defenders they rely on in transition. Kidd averages 1.7 steals per game. The team averages 97 points per game and gives up 94. The Mavericks shoot free throws at a 78% clip and they haul in about 40 rebounds per game. Dallas has won 4 straight games.

Conclusion

Something has got to give. Either the Knicks offense will get to 106 or the Mavericks defense withhold them to 94 points. Both teams are traditionally poor rebounding teams as the get the ball out and go with it. Dallas is the hot team with the better record and coupled with the fact that the Knicks are not having great success at Madison Square Gardens, this makes a recipe for the Dallas Mavericks to put the game away. Our prediction in New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks is for the Mavericks cover the odds which show them at +1.5.

Our pick: Bet Mavericks +1.5

Dallas
  • Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games.
  • Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Mavericks are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games following a S.U. win.
  • Mavericks are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Mavericks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
  • Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Mavericks are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
  • Mavericks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
New York
  • Knicks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
  • Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Knicks are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. win.
  • Knicks are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. Western Conference.
  • Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Knicks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
  • Knicks are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS win.
  • Knicks are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Knicks are 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southwest.
Dallas
  • Over is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 3-0-1 in Mavericks last 4 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • Under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 road games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic.
  • Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 Wednesday games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 games following a ATS win.
  • Over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 12-5 in Mavericks last 17 games playing on 1 days rest.
New York
  • Under is 9-2-1 in Knicks last 12 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Knicks last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 vs. Western Conference.
  • Under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
  • Under is 8-2 in Knicks last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
  • Under is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.

Head to Head

  • Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York.
  • Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York.
  • Mavericks are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
  • Favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
  • Road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Match Date - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Pick: Dallas at +1.5

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