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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks - 11/2/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Knicks (2-6) at Dallas Mavericks (2-6)
Date & Time Friday November 2, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6 -- Over/Under: 215.5
TV Channel
MSG, FSSW
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NBA | New York Knicks (2-6) at Dallas Mavericks (2-6)
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The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The New York Knicks look for their first road win of the season to rebound from a brutal 2-6 start. The New York Knicks are averaging 106 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 26 points and 3.3 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.3 points and 11 rebounds. Damyean Dotson is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six road games.

The Dallas Mavericks could also use a win here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 19.6 points and 4.4 assists while Wesley Matthews is averaging 18.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Dennis Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 47.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won two of their first three home games.

The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 9-4 in Mavericks last 13 overall and the under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 road games.

The Dallas Mavericks are a young, exciting team on the rise and has been able to compete with against some decent teams out of the gate. The problem is I'm not trying to lay considerable chalk with one of the worst defensive teams in the league. The Mavs are getting torched defensively, which includes being 28th in field goal percentage allowed and dead last in three point percentage allowed. I obviously don't like putting money on the Knicks, especially on the road, but getting points seems to be the play in this spot. Laying three buckets with the Mavericks is a no go for me given the lack of defense.  

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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