Mavericks vs. Knicks - 11/26/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (4-11) at Dallas Mavericks (10-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSSW, ESPN
The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks play Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The New York Knicks have lost three of their last five games and continue to struggle on the offensive end. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 94.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony, who leads the Knicks with 23.2 points, is expected to miss this game with a back injury. Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging 11.7 points and 7.4 rebounds while Iman Shumpert is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The New York Knicks lack of rebounding and poor offensive execution in the new triangle offense has really hurt this team. While the Knicks are shooting 51 percent from the field in their last five games, they’re 3-9 SU this season when scoring less than 100 points.
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The Dallas Mavericks look to get back on track after dropping their last two games. The Mavs are the best offensive team in the league, averaging 109.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Monta Ellis leads the Mavericks with 19.8 points and 4.7 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 19 points on 51.7 percent shooting. Chandler Parsons is shooting 33.7 percent from downtown and Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.3 rebounds. The Mavericks are simply an offensive machine that has won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 100-plus points. The one downfall for the Mavericks is their lack of rebounding, as they’re averaging just 41.2 boards per game, which is 23rd in the league.
The Knicks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I can't lay heavy chalk even with the Knicks banged up. Instead, I'm taking the over here. The Mavs will score tons of points as usual and J.R. Smith is good for 20-plus shots and a few lucky threes to bounce in.