Mavericks vs. Knicks Prediction & Odds

Mavericks vs. Knicks 12/3/22 Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

The third-place Mavericks head to New York to take on the last-place Knicks Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM ET. Can the Mavericks cover the 1.5-point spread as road favorites?

The Dallas Mavericks are 10-11 on the season. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks are 5-15-1 ATS on the year.

The New York Knicks are 10-12 on the season. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 9-11-2 ATS on the year.

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

501 Dallas Mavericks (-1.5) at 502 New York Knicks (+1.5); O/U 225

12:30 PM ET, Saturday, December 3, 2022

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Mavericks vs. Knicks Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 70% of public bettors are currently backing the Mavericks -1.5 in this contest. Do note that these numbers are subject to change so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Dallas Mavericks DFS Spin

Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is playing at an MVP level through the first quarter of the NBA season. Doncic is scoring 33.5 points per game, which leads the NBA. He leads the Mavericks in rebounds per game (8.8), assists per game (8.6), and steals per game (1.8). The 6’7” Slovenian national is doing all this while shooting 50.5% from the field on a usage rate of 37.7%, which ranks second in the NBA. Luka Doncic is a must-start for DFS because of how good he’s been this season.

If you need high-efficiency scoring from your center, consider the Mavs’ Christian Wood. Wood is scoring 16.3 points per game this season on stellar shooting percentages: 55.6% from the field and 40.6% from deep. Wood is coming off of a game where he scored 25 points off the bench in the Mavs’ 131-125 overtime loss to the Pistons on Thursday. He would be a good source of scoring, shooting, and rebounds in most DFS formats.  

New York Knicks DFS Spin

New York guard Jalen Brunson has been everything the Knicks thought they were getting this offseason and more. Brunson leads the Knicks in points per game (21.3), assists per game (6.5), and is tied for the team lead in steals per game (1.1). Brunson is only shooting 32.3% from deep this year, but he has made at least one three-pointer in 11 of his last 13 games. He might be a cost-effective DFS option at guard on Saturday.

Forward Julius Randle has been the Knicks’ other star this season, as he’s averaging 21.1 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, and 2.1 made three-pointers per game. The latter two figures lead the Knicks. Randle might be an excellent volume play against a Dallas defense that ranks 14th in the NBA in opponent points in the paint per game.  

Mavericks vs. Knicks NBA Betting Trends

Dallas is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games.

Dallas is 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss.

Dallas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against New York.

New York is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games after an outright loss. 

Mavericks vs. Knicks NBA Prediction

Every NBA team has what are termed “schedule losses” each season. They are losses that are virtually unavoidable regardless of the opponent because of how grueling and unforgiving the NBA schedule is. This might be a schedule loss for Dallas on Saturday. Since November 23, the Mavs have played 4 road games and 1 home game. They went 0-4 in the road games and beat the Warriors at home on November 29th. The Knicks have only played one road game in that span, and they beat the Pistons in that road game on November 29th 140-110. Dallas just lost an overtime game at Detroit on Thursday night, and now they have to play in New York a mere 36 hours later. I think the travel takes a physical and mental toll on Dallas in this early afternoon contest. I’ll take the Knicks and the points. 


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