Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 11/14/2019 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 11/14/2019 – It’s going to be a ruckus night in the Big Apple as the New York Knicks (2-9) welcome back Kristaps Porzingis and his new team, the Dallas Mavericks (6-4), at the Madison Square Garden. The Mavericks opened in top online sportsbook as the 7-point favorites despite bowing to the Knicks, 106-102, last week.
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 11/14/2019
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 11/14/2019 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks are a mixed bag of good and bad things in their first 10 games. The good is Luka Doncic is putting up MVP numbers in his second season in the league. The Serbian wunderkind is averaging 28.3 points on 48.5 FG% with 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game. The bad part is Kristaps Porzingis isn’t playing like he’s supposed to be. Porzingis is averaging 18.3 points on dismal 40.1 FG% entering Thursday’s revenge games vs. the Knicks.
Players to Watch: Luka Doncic (28.3 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 9.1 APG), Kristaps Porzingis(18.3 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.7 APG), Julius Randle (11.6 PPG and 2.3 APG)
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks are not living up to expectations, at least in the eyes of team president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry and owner James Dolan. The latest loss to the Chicago Bulls marked the Knicks’ second straight loss since stunning the Knicks at American Airlines Arena. On Thursday, it’s their time to defend home court against the vengeful Mavs.
Players to Watch: Marcus Morris (18.5 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.2 APG), R.J. Barrett (16.0 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.1 APG), Julius Randle (15.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 3.8 APG)
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 11/14/2019 Betting Numbers
Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock SF Back is out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
Point guard depth has been one of the biggest problems for the Knicks right from the start, and the injury to Elfrid Payton certainly doesn’t help their cause. Dennis Smith Jr. went 0-for-3 with two assists and two steals in his season debut against Chicago, though I expect him to play a lot better against his former team on Wednesday.
Moneyline: The Mavericks’ immaculate road record ended at the hands of the Boston Celtics on Monday. Still, there’s no denying the wiser pick in this game are the Mavs, who have the star power to pull off a swashbuckling win at MSG.
ATS: The Mavericks will improve their ATS record to 5-6. The Knicks actually have a 2-1 edge over the Mavs in their last three head-to-head meetings. I expect the Knicks to play as hard as they can through the first three quarters before falling apart in the fourth.
TOTALs: This game will go OVER the NBA over/under totals of 213.5 points. Dallas seems to have a problem exceeding 110 points whenever they face a pretty good defensive team. The Knicks aren’t one of them, so expect a field day for the Mavs.
Score Prediction: 120-103 Mavericks