At 7:30 ET, the Knicks will host the Mavericks in a non-conference matchup. The Knicks are currently favored by 4.5 and have a 33-18 record, which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference. The Mavericks are 8th in the Western Conference with a 28-23 record and have a 2-game win streak.

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and can be seen on TNT. The over/under line for this game is currently sitting at 230.5 points.


The Pick: New York Knicks +4.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Thursday, February 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.2% and knocking down 18 threes.

Will Dallas Shock Everyone at Madison Square Garden?

The Mavericks have won their last two games straight up and are favored by 4.5 points today. In the Western Conference, the Mavericks are currently in 8th place with a record of 28-23.

Against the spread, the Mavericks have covered in their last two games and have an overall ATS record of 26-25. On the road, they are 15-9 ATS compared to 11-16 ATS at home.

Dallas' O/U record for the season is 26-25, and their games have averaged 236.5 points per game compared to today's line of 230.5. The team has also hit the under in their last four games.

In their most recent game, the Mavericks defeated the Nets by a score of 119-107. The O/U line for that game was 236.5 points. Dallas covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites.

Heading into tonight's game against the Knicks, the Mavericks are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 118.2 points per game. However, they are averaging 116.4 points per game on the road compared to 119.9 at home.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.9% of their games. In terms of pace, Dallas is 11th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the top teams in the NBA. They are 2nd in both three-point attempts and makes per game at 40.6 and 15.2, respectively. Overall, Dallas is shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

For the season, Dallas is sitting 22nd in terms of points allowed per game (118.3). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.4% and allowing 36.9% from beyond the arc.

No Pressure for New York as Home Dogs

In their last three games, the Knicks have won as the underdog. They were also the underdog in today's game against the Mavericks, as they were getting 4.5 points. This season, the Knicks are 8-11 as the underdog and have an ATS record of 10-9 in those games.

New York's O/U record for the season is 20-30-1, and their games have averaged 224.5 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 230.5, which is slightly higher than their season average of 225.9.

The Knicks are 33-18 overall this season, which is good for 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In their last game, they beat the Grizzlies by a score of 123-113. The Knicks were favored by 14.5 points in that game.

For the season, the Knicks are 31-20 against the spread, including a 16-9 record at home. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games. On the road, the Knicks have an ATS record of 15-11.

In non-conference games, the Knicks have gone 11-8 compared to 22-10 against the Eastern Conference. On average, the Knicks have a scoring differential of +9.4 points per game at home and +2.4 points per game on the road.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 114.6 points per game, which is 18th in the league. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 115.2 points per contest. New York has outscored the NBA scoring average in 51% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in the league at 37%. They are also 14th in three-point attempts per game at 35.3. In terms of pace, New York is 29th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Knicks are 20th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league with 24 per game. New York is 3rd in offensive rebounds.

At present, the Knicks' defense is ranked 2nd, allowing 109.4 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Knicks are causing 12.3 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 28th in rejections, averaging 4 blocked shots each game.