Who’s Playing

Dallas (home) vs. New York (away)

Current Records: Dallas 5-2; New York 1-7

What to Know

Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the New York Knicks can expect to have a real challenge on their hands on Friday. They are staying on the road, facing off against the Dallas Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. New York is limping into the game on a four-game losing streak.

The Knicks have to be hurting after a devastating 122-102 loss at the hands of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Dallas escaped with a win against the Orlando Magic by the margin of a single free throw, 107-106.

Dallas’ victory lifted them to 5-2 while New York’s defeat dropped them down to 1-7. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: Dallas comes into the matchup boasting the fourth most rebounds per game in the league at 48.3. Less enviably, New York has only been able to knock down 42.50% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against New York.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center — Dallas, Texas
  • TV: Fox Sports – Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $30.00


The Mavericks are a big 11-point favorite against the Knicks.

Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: 215

Series History

Dallas have won five out of their last eight games against New York.

  • Jan 30, 2019 – Dallas 114 vs. New York 90
  • Nov 02, 2018 – New York 118 vs. Dallas 106
  • Mar 13, 2018 – Dallas 110 vs. New York 97
  • Jan 07, 2018 – New York 100 vs. Dallas 96
  • Jan 25, 2017 – Dallas 103 vs. New York 95
  • Nov 14, 2016 – New York 93 vs. Dallas 77
  • Mar 30, 2016 – Dallas 91 vs. New York 89
  • Dec 07, 2015 – Dallas 104 vs. New York 97