Mavericks vs Knicks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 3, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (10-11) visit the New York Knicks (10-12) at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 12:30 PM ET on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The Knicks are only 1.5-point underdogs in the game. A 225-point over/under is set in this matchup.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Knicks

Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -122 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +102 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.

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Mavericks vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Mavericks vs. Knicks Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Mavericks are 5-15-1 this year. Dallas has come away with 10 wins in the 18 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Mavericks games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 22 opportunities (59.1%).

Against the spread, the Knicks are 9-12-1 this season. New York has a 5-9 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.7% of those games). Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 12 of 22 opportunities (54.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Dončić 20 33.6 8.7 8.7 1.9 0.5 2.7
Christian Wood 19 16.8 7.7 1.2 0.4 0.5 1.4
Spencer Dinwiddie 21 16.2 2.8 4.9 1 0.2 2.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 20 11.6 2.3 2 0.8 0.2 2.3
Dorian Finney-Smith 21 9 4.2 1 1 0.5 1.8

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Brunson 22 21.3 3.5 6.5 1.1 0.2 1.4
Julius Randle 22 21.1 8.6 3.5 0.8 0.2 2.1
RJ Barrett 22 18.8 5.2 3 0.5 0.1 1.5
Immanuel Quickley 22 9.4 4.4 3.2 1.1 0.1 1.2
Cameron Reddish 19 8.8 1.6 1 0.8 0.4 0.9
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Mavericks vs. Knicks Injury Report

Knicks: Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas has been led by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by giving up just 108.7 points per game. It ranks 22nd in the league in points scored (110.1 per contest). The Mavericks score 110.3 points per game at home, compared to 109.9 points per game away from home, a difference of 0.4 points per contest. The Mavericks’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 110.4 points per contest compared to the 110.1 they’ve averaged this season.

Dallas ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fifth-best in the league with 13.8 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 18th with a 34.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Mavericks have taken 52.1% two-pointers (accounting for 64.6% of the team’s buckets) and 47.9% three-pointers (35.4%).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

Offensively New York is the ninth-ranked team in the league (115.2 points per game). On defense it is 23rd (116.2 points conceded per game). The Knicks are putting up more points at home (120.7 per game) than away (110.7). The Knicks have performed better offensively in their past 10 games, tallying 117.9 points per contest, 2.7 more than their season average of 115.2.

New York is 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (31.8%). In 2022-23, the Knicks have attempted 37.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.9% of the Knicks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.1% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Knicks, and we expect that Knicks will cover the spread (Mavericks -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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