New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks 3/9/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The New York Knicks look for their third consecutive victory on Wednesday when visiting the Dallas Mavericks. New York is last in the Atlantic division at 27-38 and 13 ½ games behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. New York defeated the Sacramento Kings 131-115 on Monday. Julius Randle scored a career-high 46 points in the victory for the Knicks and helped New York rally from a 20-point deficit.
Julius Randle is leading New York in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 19.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. RJ Barrett is the second leading scorer with an average of 19.0 points per game and is one of six players for New York averaged double-figures in scoring. New York is scoring an average of 105.4 points per game, while shooting 43.5% overall and 35.4% from 3-point territory.
Dallas looks for its sixth straight victory on Wednesday when hosting New York. The Mavericks are second in the Southwest Division at 40-25 and 3 ½ games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas defeated the Utah Jazz 111-103 on Monday. Luka Doncic was the leading scorer for Dallas with 35 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points for the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 27.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is the second leading scorer for Dallas with an average of 17.6 points per game and is one of six players for Dallas averaging double-figures in scoring. The Mavericks are scoring an average of 107.1 points per game.
New York has won each of its last two but will be facing a Dallas squad that has won each of its last five and is coming off a victory over the Northwest division leading Utah Jazz. Dallas has one of the best defenses in the NBA allowing an average of only 103.7 points per game which is second in the league. The Mavericks have covered the number in seven of their last eight while New York has failed to cover the nut in 10 of its last 14. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win and cover ATS 114-103.