New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction & Game Preview – April 16th, 2021
Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Friday, April 16, 2021 basketball game.
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Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Friday Night, April 16th matchup between the New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks. This game tips off at 9:30pm et at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The Draftkings NBA Odds have the Mavericks as a -4.5 point favorite and the over/under at 210.5 total points. These two teams last faced each other just two weeks ago where Dallas on the road came in as a -5 point favorite and got the 99-86 win. In that game, Luka put up 26 points and the defense held the Knicks to just 36% from the field.
New York comes into this game winning their last four games in a row putting them now in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference at 29-27 overall. They took care of business on the road Wednesday night getting the 116-106 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. Julius Randle lead the Knicks with 32 points against his former team, but the story of the game was New York’s defense that held the Pelicans to just 21% from 3-point land. The Pelicans only bright spot was the 56 points in the paint compared to the Knicks 36 points, but Dallas is a bottom 5 team in the league when it comes to points in the paint, so the Knicks top notch defensive coach will have them prepared with a whole different game plan.
As per reports, Nerlens Noel who missed last game against the Pelicans has been upgraded to probable and you’ll likely see him on the court even if it’s at limited minutes.
In the last 3 matchups, New York has scored an average of 109.7 points and has been playing the best defense in the league that only gives up an average of 99.3 points.
New York is 7-0 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in 8 of the Knicks last 9 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division.
Dallas comes into this game off a thrilling buzzer beating win against the Grizzlies on Wednesday Night. Doncic lead the team with 29 points including that winning shot and Porzingis contributed 21 points. They’ve now won seven of their last 10 games putting them in that seventh spot in the Western Conference at 30-24 overall.
In the last 3 games, the Mavs scored an average of 108.7 points while giving up an average of 115 points on defense.
Dallas is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games.and the total has gone under in 10 of the Mavericks last 11 games at home.
In this Knicks vs Mavericks NBA game, we’re rolling with the Mavs First Quarter -1 at the -110 price.
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