Mavericks vs. Knicks - 3/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (30-45) at Dallas Mavericks (36-38)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSSW
The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks clash Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The New York Knicks look for a feel good win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks also need a big win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 103.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.3 points and two assists. J.J. Barea is dishing four assists and David Lee is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last six home games.
The Knicks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Mavs better win this game if they have any hope of making the playoffs. The Knicks have been unbackable for a while now. So, while Dallas is still missing a couple of key guys, it should be able to beat a Knicks team that's been a punching bag for most of the teams in the league.