Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 12/27/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks 12/27/22
Tue 27th December 2022

The Dallas Mavericks (18-16, 13-5 Home), one of the league’s top scoring defenses, welcome the New York Knicks (18-16, 10-6 Away) on Tuesday. New York was defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers 119-112 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, their third consecutive loss. Julius Randle led the way in defeat with 35 points and eight rebounds. The Knicks are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Dallas won their third in a row on Sunday at American Airlines Center, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 124-115. Luka Doncic had 32 points to top the scoresheet. With 30 points and seven assists, Christian Wood also played a part. The Mavericks are eighth in the Western Conference.

This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. Dallas will be seeking a season sweep against New York after winning the only prior matchup 121-100 at Madison Square Garden on December 3. Doncic led the Mavericks with 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks. Randle had 24 points in the loss.

The Knicks have been led this season by Randle (23.1 ppg), RJ Barrett (20.3), and Jalen Brunson (20.2). Randle also has grabbed 9.4 rebounds per game, while Brunson has dished 6.6 assists per game. Doncic (32.8 ppg) has powered the Mavs’ offense. He ranks as the second-highest scorer in the league.

Doncic has also tallied 8.7 assists, fourth-most in the league, and 8.3 rebounds per game. The Mavericks are holding opponents to 109.5 points per game, ranking as one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the NBA (5th).

The Knicks have found success in recent trips to American Airlines Center, winning six of the last 10. New York is seeking a seventh consecutive road win this season.New York is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +11.3 (116.4-105.1).

For the season, the Knicks are averaging 114.4 points per game, compared to 112.1 for opponents. Dallas has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 111.5 points per game on average while scoring only 110.6 (-0.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Derrick Rose: 3.0 | 9.6 | -6.6
Points per game:
RJ Barrett: 26.6 | 20.3 | +6.3
Rebounds per game:
Julius Randle: 11.8 | 9.4 | +2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 24.0 | 18.2 | +5.8
Points per game:
Kemba Walker: 16.7 | 12.8 | +3.9

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