NBA Free Picks & Predictions: Dallas Mavericks @ New York Knicks
The Thursday night NBA free pick takes us to the Garden, New York, where the Knicks will be hosting a vigorous Dallas Mavericks in our Interconference matchup.
The Mavericks lead the all-time regular season head-to-head series 41-36, but the Knicks won the most recent one 106-102 in Dallas last week.
Can Doncic and the Mavs win in the Garden?
- 01Dallas Mavericks (1.30) vs New York Knicks (3.35)
- 02Parlay Pick: Mavericks to win & over 215.5 (2.81)
- 03The Slovenian to dominate, Dallas win & Luca Dončić over 26.5 (3.26)
Dallas Mavericks (1.30) vs New York Knicks (3.35)
Both teams enter this game off the back of a loss. Dallas were beaten on the road against the league leaders, the Celtics, in their last game 116-106. They sit at 6-4 outright for the season.
The Knicks were beaten by a struggling Bulls side in their last 120-102, which puts them at 2-9 overall for the 2019/20 campaign.
Dallas are second in the Southwest Division, just behind the Rockets. But they’ve come off the rails recently, conceding two losses in their last three games.
Leading scorer Luca Doncic has been performing, but the rest of the team need to step up.
The Knicks sit at 29th in the NBA power rankings, just above the woeful Warriors, and have struggled in all departments this season. They’ll look to Marc Morris and R.J. Barrett for the points in this one.
Take Dallas Mavericks to win.
Parlay Pick: Mavericks to win & over 215.5 (2.81)
This game marks the return of the Latvian Porzingis to Madison Square Gardens, since he was dealt last season. The Mavericks will be hungry to make amends after being handed a loss in the matchup last week.
The Knicks have been a mess. They were playing a competitive game with the Bulls, before collapsing in the fourth and handing the game over.
The Mavericks will know about the Knicks leaky defense and the fact they can take the game to them and make them run at their pace.
We see the young Slovenian Luca and Porzingis running riot on the floor, racking up points from the start.
The NBA betting odds favour a Mavericks win and understandably so, but we saw this pick and thought it was a sure-fire winner.
Expect a Mavs win and total over 215.5 points.
The Slovenian to dominate, Dallas win & Luca Dončić over 26.5 (3.26)
The 20-year old came to the Mavericks at the start of last season from Real Madrid. His impact on the league has been phenomenal.
Luca Dončić has an average of 28.3 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists. For such a young player, he is so confident and sets the pace of matches. We really enjoy watching this young man play.
He put up 34 points in the loss to the Boston Celtics. He will be licking his lips when looking at this fixture. We think we’ll see more of the same from the young man, moving freely around the court and dictating the play from the get-go.
Dallas taking the win on the road is difficult to argue with, and if this is to be the outcome, it’ll be Luca who nets the majority of the points.
Expect Dallas to win & Luca Dončić to go over 26.5 points.