I was correct in my last NBA pick as the Warriors (-7) were cruised to a 114-97 win in Miami 94-92 last night. This evening I like the Knicks-Mavericks match-up.
The New York Knicks have started out season losing 11 of their first 15 games. On Monday they were defeated 91-86 at Houston. They have failed to score 100 points in 12 of their 15 games. The team is averaging 94.8 points per game, 25th in the league. They are giving up 99 points per game, 13th in the league. They are 1-6 on the road this season. They are 1-3 versus Western Conference opponents. Tonight is the 2nd of a 3 game Western Conference road trip. After having an impressive 6 game winning streak the Dallas Mavericks have dropped 2 in a row. On Monday they were defeated at home 111-100 versus the Pacers. They have scored 120 or more points 4 times this season. The team is averaging 109.3 points per game, 1st in the league. They are giving up 99.6 points per game, 15th in the league. They are 6-2 at home this season. They are 4-2 versus Eastern Conference opponents. After this evening’s game the team goes on the road for 4 in a row.
Last season New York and Dallas split their 2 meetings. The teams play one more time this season, at New York on Tuesday December 16th.
Knicks vs Mavericks Prediction
The Mavericks are the top scoring team in the league and I think that spells doom for the Knicks in this one. Maybe (and that’s a BIG maybe) the Knicks hang around for a half.
Take the Mavericks -12.5