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The New York Knicks (10-12) host the Dallas Mavericks (10-11) on a Saturday matinee. Both teams have been struggling lately and would love to add a victory to the win column. Dallas has lost five of its last six games, meanwhile, New York lost three of its last four. The Mavericks are a league-worse 5-15-1 against the spread record. On the other side, the Knicks have logged a 9-11-2 against the spread record in 2022. Christian Wood (non-COVID illness) has been ruled out for Dallas.

Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Caesars Sportsbook lists Dallas as the 1.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Knicks odds. The over/under for total points is set at 224.5. Before making any Knicks vs. Mavericks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the 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 four seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 106-70 roll on all top-rated NBA picks that dates back to last season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Mavs. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Mavs vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -1.5
  • Knicks vs. Mavericks over/under: 224.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Mavericks money line: Dallas -120, New York +100
  • DAL: Over is 10-1 in Mavericks' last 11 games following a straight-up loss
  • NYK: Knicks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up loss
  • Knicks vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Knicks can cover

Guard RJ Barrett is an athletic two-way threat for New York. Barrett can dribble the ball to set up the offense and create his own shot. The Duke product owns the length and lateral quickness to defend the opposing team's best player at times. The 22-year-old likes to play downhill and averages 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and three assists per game. In his last game, Barrett dropped 26 points and three dimes.

Guard Immanuel Quickley is a solid scoring threat option off the bench. Quickley owns a reliable and smooth jumper that allows him to space the floor. The Kentucky product plays confidently with the ball in his hands. Quickley averages 9.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. On Tuesday, he finished with 15 points and four dimes.

Why the Mavericks can cover

Guard Luka Doncic is an exceptional offensive weapon. Doncic can facilitate the offense at a high clip while constantly getting buckets himself. The three-time All-Star uses screens to his advantage to hit the open man or attack the lane. 

Doncic is logging a league-high 33.6 points with 8.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists per contest. On Thursday, he racked up 35 points, 10 dimes and three steals.

How to make Mavericks vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 235 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Mavs? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.