The Dallas Mavericks (28-23) hit the road to play the New York Knicks (33-18) on Thursday. The Knicks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games. On Tuesday evening, New York outmatched the Memphis Grizzlies 123-113. The Mavericks hope to end their current road trip undefeated. Dallas beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-107 on Feb. 6 to win its second game in a row. OG Anunoby (elbow) and Julius Randle (shoulder) are out for New York.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mavericks are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Mavericks vs. Knicks odds. The over/under for total points is 228.5. Before making any Mavericks vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 51-33 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $1,700. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Knicks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Mavericks vs. Knicks:
- Mavericks vs. Knicks spread: Dallas -4.5
- Mavericks vs. Knicks Over/Under: 228.5 points
- Mavericks vs. Knicks moneyline: Dallas -176, New York +148
- DAL: The Dallas Mavericks have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 27 of their last 37 games
- NYK: The New York Knicks have hit the Moneyline in 31 of their last 45 games
- Mavericks vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Luka Doncic has been an unstoppable force for the Mavericks. Doncic scores from anywhere on the court with ease while being a superb playmaker. The five-time All-Star leads the NBA in scoring (34.5) and ranks third in assists (9.4). He’s scored 35-plus points in three of his last four games. On Tuesday, Doncic had 35 points, 18 boards, and nine assists.
Guard Josh Green seems to have found his groove. Green does a great job slashing off-ball and has solid instincts. The Arizona product plays with a lot of energy and makes an impact by doing the dirty work. Green has scored in double figures in four games in a row. On Feb. 5, Green finished with 20 points, six boards, and four assists. See which team to pick here.
Why the Knicks can cover
Guard Donte DiVincenzo is playing some of the best basketball of his career. DiVincenzo has a sweet shooting stroke on the perimeter and has the confidence to let it rip. The Villanova excels in the open court, putting his head down to attack the lane. The 27-year-old logs 13 points and 2.4 assists per game. In his last outing, DiVincenzo tallied 32 points, five assists, and went 4-of-9 from downtown.
Guard Josh Hart is making an impact in many different areas for the Knicks. Hart (6-foot-4) fights on the glass and has some skill off the dribble to get into the paint. The 28-year-old has grabbed double-digit boards in five straight games. On Tuesday, Hart tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds. See which team to pick here.
How to make Mavericks vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who Mavericks vs. Knicks, and which side hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 51-33 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.