After a disappointing loss to the Grizzlies, the Mavericks look to rebound against the Knicks but will have to do so without Luka Doncic. With Dereck Lively still out with an ankle injury, Julius Randle could be in line for a huge night. To compete, the Mavericks must avoid fouling and force the Knicks role players to knock down shots. If Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle live at the free throw line, things could get ugly for the Mavericks in a hurry.
Fixture: Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks| NBA 2023-2024
Date and Time: Thursday January 11th 2024; 7:30 PM CST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Spread: Mavericks +3.5 (-110)
- O/U 232.5
- Mavs ML: +150
I’m leaning Knicks here. I think Brunson has his way with our “defense’ in his return to Dallas. Randle will probably manhandle a front court led by Dwight Powell. We may even see Richaun Holmes see some minutes and despite what many fans think, that’s not necessarily a good thing.
- Jalen Brunson over 26.5 Points (-140)
- Julius Randle over 8.5 Rebs (-160)
- Kyrie Irving over 6.5 Assts (-115)
If the Mavericks have any hopes of winning, Kyrie will have to get his teammates involved and they’ll have to reward him with made shots. We mentioned Brunson and Randle likely cooking. The odds aren’t great but these props look like winners to help pad your bankroll.
Play of the Day
- NY Knicks 1Q -1(-110)
Brunson’s adrenaline should be pumping as he looks to get off to a hot start. Things could settle down but expect the Knicks to lead after one period.