Mavericks vs. Knicks prediction, odds, line, spread, time: 2024 NBA picks, Feb. 8 bets from simulation model

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The New York Knicks (33-18) will host the Dallas Mavericks (28-23) in a cross-conference tilt on Thursday night. The Mavericks have won three straight games over the Knicks, and on Jan. 11, Dallas defeated New York 128-124. The Mavs lead the all-time series 45-40 over the Knicks. Dereck Lively II (nasal fracture) is out for Dallas, which just traded away Grant Williams on Thursday. OG Anunoby (elbow) and Julius Randle (shoulder) are out for New York, while Jalen Brunson (ankle) is questionable.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York. Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Knicks odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 227.5. Before making any Mavericks vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation 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 five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 51-33 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $1,700. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Knicks and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Mavericks vs. Knicks:
Mavericks vs. Knicks spread: Dallas -3.5
Mavericks vs. Knicks Over/Under: 227.5 points
Mavericks vs. Knicks money line: Dallas -165, New York +138
DAL: The Dallas Mavericks have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 27 of their last 37 games
NYK: The New York Knicks have hit the Moneyline in 31 of their last 45 games
Mavericks vs. Knicks picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Kyrie Irving is an effortless scorer and ball handler. Irving has a reliable jumper while getting into the lane with ease. The Duke product logs 25.5 points, five rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 42% from downtown. In Tuesday’s return to Brooklyn for Irving, he finished with a game-high 36 points and five assists.
Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. provides Dallas with a capable floor spacer. Hardaway Jr. has good awareness off ball to create space as the Michigan product averages 17.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and makes 36% of his 3-pointers. In his previous outing, Hardaway Jr. notched 14 points, seven rebounds, and made three 3-pointers. See which team to pick here.
Why the Knicks can cover
Guard Donte DiVincenzo is playing some of the best basketball of his career. DiVincenzo has a sweet shooting stroke on the perimeter and has the confidence to let it rip. The Villanova excels in the open court, putting his head down to attack the lane. The 27-year-old logs 13 points and 2.4 assists per game. In his last outing, DiVincenzo tallied 32 points, five assists, and went 4-of-9 from downtown.
Guard Josh Hart is making an impact in many different areas for the Knicks. Hart (6-foot-4) fights on the glass and has some skill off the dribble to get into the paint. The 28-year-old has grabbed double-digit boards in five straight games. On Tuesday, Hart tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds. See which team to pick here.
How to make Mavericks vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 233 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who Mavericks vs. Knicks, and which side hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 51-33 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.

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