The Knicks have only won two of their last seven games and come into this one on the back of a 109-103 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. They are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, just one win above the Chicago Bulls. The Mavs have also hit a slump, losing five of their last six games. They sit nervously in 11th place, just above the Lakers, who are hot on their trail.
The Mavs have been concerningly dependent on Luka Doncic’s heroics this campaign. His output has directly impacted his side’s results this campaign. He has scored less than 30 points in only 5 games this season, all of which the Mavs lost. He has been coming up with ludicrous numbers this campaign, averaging 34-9-9 for the season on 61% true shooting.
He leads the league in 40+ point games with five, averaging a triple-double in those games. There has been next to no help for the Slovenian superstar as the next-best scorer on the Mavs roster this season has been Christian Wood off the bench with 16.8 points.
The Knicks' offense has performed admirably this campaign and most of the credit can be given to Jalen Brunson's inspired performances. He leads the side in points (21.3) and assists (6.5) per game this season. He has registered 30+ point games in three of his last five outings.
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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Match Details
Fixture: Dallas Mavericks @ New York Knicks
Date & Time: Saturday, December 3, 12:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Injury Report
Neither team has any notable absentees due to injury.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds & Spreads
Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks Starting 5s
New York Knicks: PG Jalen Brunson SG Q. Grimes SF RJ Barrett PF Julius Randle C M. Robinson
Mavericks vs. Knicks Betting Prediction
Both sides come into this game in similar form. With no notable injuries on hand, regular starting fives should appear for both teams. All things considered, the Knicks should win this game.
The Mavs have been terrible on the road this campaign, winning just one of their nine away games. The Knicks also have a dominant head-to-head record in the recent past, winning four of the last five meetings between the sides.