The NBA challenging game for this Saturday matches the New York Knicks (22-42) at the Dallas Mavericks (34-31) at 8:30 pm EST. The Knicks would like to use the remaining weeks of the season to develop young players and to showcase Eddy Curry to make him more tradeable this summer. The NBA betting lines and the basketball betting odds on this game should prove to be interesting!
The Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle did not exactly flip his switch, but he has stepped outside his normal coaching comfort zone while the Mavericks were struggling and now Dallas plays faster than any team Carlisle has coached in the past. He said, “The style of play this year is different than anything I’ve done before.” He also admitted that he did not make changes without taking the pulse of his team leaders. Owner Mark Cuban added, “Rick is definitely not a control freak, He listens and communicates and uses all the resources we have.”
On Wednesday the Mavericks beat the Nets for the 13th straight time 96-87. Dallas Coach Carlisle stated that their defensive disposition was much stronger and they were more physical and alert than in previous games. Let’s see if that affects the NBA Betting and the basketball betting odds for this upcoming match with the Knicks. At the same time on Wednesday night the Knicks lost to the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 and it was the seventh straight loss in San Antonio since 2003.
What’s interesting about the struggling Knicks (22-42) is that on Friday night they play the Memphis Grizzlies (34-31) at 7pm at the FedExForum. So Saturday’s game against the Mavericks should make for some interesting play action especially if the Grizzlies continue winning. Be sure and check out all the latest NBA Betting lines and basketball betting odds at SBGGlobal.com and remember that March Madness starts next week with the tournament draws taking place this Sunday!