Mavs Vs. Knicks Odds: New Jersey Sportsbooks Expect Luka Doncic To Have A Big Night

When the Dallas Mavericks invade the Garden on Thursday, New Jersey sportsbooks expect a Knicks loss at the hands of Luka Doncic and the Mavs.

The Dallas Mavericks are in playoff position at 6-4 and forward Luka Doncic is having a stellar sophomore campaign. NBA betting odds for Dallas’ Thursday night game against the New York Knicks expect Doncic to continue to propel the Mavericks to success.

Although the lines don’t predict a blowout for Dallas, the odds at New Jersey sportsbooks favor them across the board.

That doesn’t mean there’s zero opportunity to make some money on the Knicks tonight, however.

Mavericks vs. Knicks odds at NJ sportsbooks

Tonight’s game, which is scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, carries a few interesting storylines.

Can Doncic build on his 28.3 points per game average, which is good for fifth in the NBA right now, against New York?

New Jersey sportsbooks expect the Mavericks to get the win whether Doncic has a career night or not. The following odds are accurate as of 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 14.

SportsbookSpreadMoneylineTotal
DraftKingsDAL -8 (-110)
NY +8 (-110)
DAL -315
NY +260
O 215 -112
U 215 -109
FanDuelDAL -7.5 (-110)
NY +7.5 (-110)
DAL -350
NY +280
O 215 -110
U 215 -110
PointsBetDAL -7.5 (-105)
NY +7.5 (-105)
DAL -333
NY +255
O 214.5 -110
U 214.5 -110

FanDuel and PointsBet have several prop bets involving Doncic. For instance, FanDuel offers odds of +430 on Doncic scoring the game’s first point, and PointsBet has a parlay of the Mavs to win and Doncic to go over 26.5 points with a line of +130.

PointsBet offers a similar parlay on Dallas winning and Knicks rookie RJ Barrett going over 15.5 points that would pay out +158. Barrett is +1400 to lead all scorers during the game on FanDuel.

Looking at the matchups, the parlay on a Mavs win but Barrett having a good night nonetheless is attractive. Dallas hasn’t necessarily been a defensive stalwart so far this season.

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Breaking down Thursday’s matchup: Mavs vs. Knicks

The Knicks have dropped seven of their last 10 home games against the Mavericks, including the last two. That streak is likely to extend to three on Thursday.

This will be the fifth home game of the season for New York. The Knicks are 1-3 in Madison Square Garden so far this season.

Dallas has played five road games in 2019-20 to this point and played the spoiler in four of those instances. Their only road loss to date came on Monday in Boston.

On the injury front, the Knicks expect to be without guards Reggie Bullock and Elfrid Payton along with center Mitchell Robinson. No Dallas players are listed on the injury report for Thursday.

Dallas comes into the game fifth in the league in rebounds per game. The Mavericks also currently rank second in offensive rating.

Much of that offensive success is because of Dallas’ depth. In terms of bench net rating, no team in the NBA tops the Mavericks right now.

Why Barrett is a good bet for Thursday

Dallas ranks just 20th in defensive rating, however. Only four teams in the league have a lower turnover percentage than the Mavericks.

That all points toward a good possibility that Barrett could surpass 15.5 points despite ending up on the losing side of this game. The forward is coming in averaging 16 through his first 11 games in the NBA.

Unless Barrett has the game of his life, however, this game will likely end in the Mavericks’ seventh win of the season. The battle between Barrett and Doncic could be worth the price of admission regardless of the final score.

NJ Sports Betting Records Keep Falling To The Tune Of Half A Billion In October Bets

The October NJ sports betting numbers are out, and the $488 million in bets and $46.6 million in revenue equates to a record-shattering month.

New Jersey is once again reaping the rewards of a busy season of sports.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released October numbers earlier today, and it’s the second straight record-breaking month.

The Garden State took in $488 million from bettors. That tops the previous all-time mark from September of $445.6 million.

Combined with the other eight months of 2019, the year-to-date handle is now at an eye-opening $3.5 billion.

To top it off, sports betting revenue came in at $46.4 million. That bests the previous mark of $37.8 million also from last month.

In other words, October is now the new gold standard going forward.

FanDuel still the runaway NJ sports betting winner

Looking at the breakdown by operator, FanDuel Sportsbook once again dominated the field by a wide margin.

Meadowlands Racetrack, it’s land-based partner, reported betting revenue of $24.8 million (PointsBet NJ accounts for a small portion of that number).

And of that total, $20.7 million was from mobile.

In terms of the next closest NJ sports betting competitor, Resorts Digital finished a very distant second with $10.5 million.

DraftKings Sportsbook is responsible for the bulk of it, but Fox Bet and Resorts Sportsbook fall under the same umbrella.

In terms of how the rest of the field did, here is a breakdown:

Property (Online)Online RevenueRetail RevenueOctober Total
TOTAL$38,704,731$7,688,806$46,393,537
Bally's (Caesars, 888)$536,600$233,745$770,345
Borgata (BetMGM, Borgata Sports)$1,387,821$458,351$1,846,172
Golden Nugget (BetAmerica, GN Online)$359,216$176,890$536,106
Hard Rock (Hard Rock online, Bet365 NJ, Unibet)$1,841,732$123,616$1,965,348
Harrah's-----$92,449$92,449
Meadowlands (FanDuel, PointsBet)$20,679,747$4,114,965$24,794,712
Monmouth (William Hill, SugarHouse, TheScore Bet)$1,666,410$1,175,581$2,841,991
Ocean Resort (William Hill)$1,635,104$697,659$2,332,763
Resorts (DraftKings, Fox Bet, Resorts Online)$10,558,087$265,320$10,823,407
Tropicana (William Hill)$40,014$350,340$390,244

Hard Rock AC gained online betting momentum

Hard Rock Atlantic City is enjoying a night-and-day improvement this fall. This time last year, the license holder was sitting on the NJ sports betting sidelines.

Earlier this football season, Unibet NJ and Bet365 NJ launched their respective apps under the Hard Rock license. The two new additions combined with Hard Rock’s self-branded platform is beginning to look like a winning trifecta.

The property reported $1.9 million in sports betting revenue, with the majority ($1.8 million) coming via mobile apps.

Part of that may have to do with a huge bet that Unibet accepted from one Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale. According to Legal Sports Report, the total amounted to $1.25 million. Mack’s bets on his hometown Houston Astros to win the World Series did not win of course.

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Nevertheless, that performance is good enough for third-best among AC properties. Ocean Casino Resort and its partnership with William Hill NJ claimed the No. 2 position with $2.3 million.

So there are winners across the board.

And it seems crossing the $4 billion mark in total bets this year is not out of the question.

Current Super Bowl 2020 Odds: NJ Sportsbooks Playing ‘Debbie Downer’ For Eagles, Jets, Giants

Updated Super Bowl odds for the Eagles, Giants and Jets show that New Jersey sportsbooks have grown less fond of all three teams over the season.

If you’re a fan of the New York Giants, New York Jets or the Philadelphia Eagles, and you’re looking for some encouragement about your team this NFL season, you might not want to check out the updated Super Bowl odds.

If you’re simply interested in the data from a New Jersey legal sports betting angle, there is some good information.

We focused on three of the 17 available New Jersey sportsbooks for this update on Super Bowl odds. And all three have downgraded the futures for all three of the aforementioned teams winning Super Bowl 2020.

That could mean a great opportunity for bettors though.

Odds to win Super Bowl 2020 at NJ sportsbooks

Three of New Jersey’s most popular legal online sportsbooks, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and PointsBet Sportsbook, offer a full complement of NFL futures.

The odds below were current as of 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Super Bowl 2020 OddsPHI EaglesNY GiantsNY Jets
DraftKings+2000+100000+75000
FanDuel+2100+100000+70000
PointsBet+1600+100000+100000

The odds on all three teams hoisting the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 2 are longer than they were when the season began. The Eagles had the shortest odds before Week 1, followed by the Giants and then the Jets.

  • Eagles: +1400
  • Giants: +7000
  • Jets: +8000

Despite the fact that Philadelphia is currently tied for the NFC East lead, the Eagles are far from Super Bowl favorites. That being said, there’s some consensus on the top five teams right now and some variation as well.

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Top five teams to win Super Bowl 2020

DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet are in unison that the New England Patriots are currently the odds-on favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

Beyond that, however, there are differing opinions:

TeamDraftKings Super Bowl Odds
New England+270
Baltimore+650
New Orleans+650
San Francisco+700
Green Bay+1000
TeamFanDuel Super Bowl Odds
New England+280
New Orleans+650
Baltimore+700
San Francisco+750
Green Bay+900
TeamPointsBet Super Bowl Odds
New England+290
San Francisco+550
New Orleans+600
Baltimore+700
Kansas City+900

Although the NFL playoffs are a crapshoot and history has shown us many times that regular-season records mean nothing, at this point in the season qualifying for the postseason is crucial.

Of the six different teams listed in the tables above, New England has the softest remaining schedule.

TeamStrength of Schedule / Rank
Kansas City2
Green Bay11
San Francisco13
New Orleans14
Baltimore21
New England30

The Giants and Jets are both in the running for next season’s top overall NFL draft selection. Cincinnati currently has at least a game “lead” on everyone else in the league at 0-9. With the seventh-strongest remaining schedule in the league, the Bengals seem a strong contender for that “distinction.”

The Giants and Jets’ remaining SOS (Strength of Schedule) rank 31st and 28th, respectively. There’s a good chance they might land a few more wins over the final seven weeks of the regular season. Philadelphia comes in at 29th right now.

Why the schedule strength affects Super Bowl futures

Super Bowl odds are very fluid right now based on information such as SOS. The futures can change based on how each team performs in each game for the rest of the season.

Oddsmakers look to regular-season matchups for information on setting futures bets. Therefore, the better teams perform against the league’s regular-season elite, the shorter those odds become.

The Eagles could shorten their odds tremendously this Sunday by defending their home turf against the Patriots. The regular-season finale against Dallas could be another game that seriously affects the odds.

So OK. New Jersey sportsbooks are none too optimistic right now about any of these three teams winning it all based on various factors.

That could mean a nice payday for brave bettors, however. Everyone loves a risky Super Bowl futures bet, right?

76ers vs. Nuggets: NJ Sportsbooks Expect Philadelphia To Struggle Without Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers may play without starting point guard Ben Simmons on Friday in Denver, and NBA betting odds at NJ sportsbooks reflect that absence.

The Philadelphia 76ers got a taste of what life was like without Ben Simmons on Wednesday in Utah. NBA betting odds predict another loss on Philadelphia’s road trip without their starting point guard.

Varying reports have Simmons missing anywhere from one to three games because of his sore right shoulder. The consensus is that X-rays showed no damage to the joint, and Simmons should return to action soon.

For Friday’s game, however, that isn’t much consolation.

76ers vs. Nuggets odds: Denver favored by NJ sportsbooks

The Nuggets are a slight favorite at most sportsbooks. The lines swung drastically after the news broke that Simmons would likely miss the game.

Denver expects to have its full roster, although Gary Harris is battling an ankle sprain, too.

The lines at three of the most popular New Jersey online sportsbooks listed below were accurate as of 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8.

SportsbookSpreadMoneylineTotal
DraftKingsPHI +5.5 (-110)
DEN -5.5 (-110)
PHI +190
DEN -230
O 210 (-112)
U 210 (-109)
PointsBetPHI +5 (-105)
DEN -5 (-105)
PHI +170
DEN -216
O 210.5 (-110)
U 210.5 (-110)
SugarHousePHI +5 (-109)
DEN -5 (-110)
PHI +170
DEN -200
O 210.5 (-112)
U 210.5 (-109)

This should be a temporary setback for Simmons this season, but for the 76ers in Denver on Friday it’s a devastating loss. New Jersey’s oddsmakers expect that to translate into a loss on the scoreboard as well.

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NBA betting guide to Ben Simmons’ injury and Friday’s game

Simmons has been very successful at staying healthy since the 2016-17 season that he missed completely, so there isn’t much data to look at regarding how Philadelphia fares without him.

Simmons has only missed three games due to injury over the past two seasons.

What’s apparent is that the 76ers will have a lot of offense to replace. Simmons finished Wednesday’s game averaging more than 13 points and nearly seven assists per game.

Bettors should expect Raul Neto to get the bulk of the minutes at the point for Philadelphia. Josh Richardson will likely spell him for Philadelphia.

Neither is a real replacement for Simmons in terms of dexterity in running the offense, however.

76ers vs. Nuggets: History of the series and team stats

Philadelphia has split its last 10 games in Denver going back to the 2008-09 season but has won four of the last six road contests against the Nuggets.

The 2019-20 76ers should be well-accustomed to traveling already, as five of their seven games so far are of that variety.

This is the fourth home game of the season for Denver, which has won two of the three previous engagements. Especially without Simmons to help fuel the offense, Philadelphia should build on its defensive success to drop the Nuggets down to .500 at home.

Through games played on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 76ers lead the league in steals per game with 11. Denver currently ranks 24th out of 30 teams in points scored per game, although the Nuggets have a lower turnover average per game than all but seven other teams in the league.

The main culprit for Denver’s relatively-poor offensive output is their shooting. The Nuggets are shooting just 43.3% from the field, good for 25th in the NBA.

If Philadelphia can force Denver into a few more turnovers than the Nuggets usually commit and exploit the Nuggets’ pedestrian interior defense, they should get win number six.

New Jersey sportsbooks don’t expect the 76ers to do so, however.

Just A Matter Of Time: NBA Ties The Knot With DraftKings In Sports Betting Deal

The NBA and DraftKings Sportsbook announced a multi-year partnership on Monday, naming DraftKings a sports betting partner with access to official data.

Another day plus another sports betting partnership leads to another dollar for the NBA.

The National Basketball Association and DraftKings Sportsbook announced a multi-year partnership on Monday. The deal names DraftKings as an “Authorized Sports Betting Operator” of the NBA.

As part of the deal, DraftKings will immediately have access to official NBA betting data on its mobile sports betting app and in its retail sportsbooks in states where it operates.

Scott Kaufman-Ross, senior vice president and head of Fantasy & Gaming of the NBA, commented on the partnership in a press release:

“We are excited to team with DraftKings, who has established itself as one of the leaders in the sports betting landscape in the US and has a passionate NBA following. Our partnership will provide our fans with an authentic and enhanced gaming experience and help us further protect the integrity of our games.”

DraftKings doubling down on NBA live betting

Protecting the integrity of the game seems to be a common theme with every gambling company and sports league partnership. That is no different here.

Bettors should be assured that the integrity of the game is already protected. And there isn’t any proof that having access to official data provides any further protections.

One thing official data does do, in theory, is provide more opportunity for live betting. Live betting, or in-game betting, is one of the most popular sports betting options at DraftKings and other online sportsbooks in New Jersey.

That is good news for a company where nearly half of NBA betting comes from live betting. And where almost one-third of all NBA bettors have placed in-game wagers at some point.

“NBA games are among the most captivating, dramatic and widely consumed sports entertainment products globally,” said Ezra Kucharz, the chief business officer at DraftKings. “And the advocacy of the league around legal sports betting further demonstrates its consistent foresight to innovate for the betterment of the fan experience.

“The correlation between sports betting and fan engagement is proven, and we look forward to the opportunities that being an authorized gaming operator of the NBA will unlock for consumers.”

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The NBA sure does get around

Immediately after the door opened for legal sports betting in New Jersey (and across the country), sports leagues set out to encourage legislation mandating integrity fees.

It wasn’t long before the leagues realized that approach or requiring official data agreements through state regulations was not in the cards.

The NBA saw the writing on the wall. It went to work early on developing agreements to secure its piece of the very lucrative pie.

The NBA has already embraced data as a way of transforming the league to maximize each team’s talent. It might as well get more bang for its buck.

Besides DraftKings, just a few of the current NBA deals in place include:

FanDuel is DraftKings’ most significant competitor in New Jersey. Having access to the same data seems paramount to keep DraftKings and its live betting options competitive.

The partnership between DraftKings and NBA makes good business sense for both companies. It keeps DraftKings competitive and makes the NBA more money.

It’s safe to say that we can move past the need to use “protecting the integrity of the game” as a reason for these partnerships. Being good for business is reason enough.

Giants Vs. Jets: Will A Black Cat Cross The Path Of This New York NFL Battle?

It’s Giants vs. Jets in an NFL Week 10 matchup that is a battle of two lowly New York teams. Will the black cat return? Check out NJ sportsbook odds.

Call it the battle of New York, the battle of New Jersey, or the battle of the inept. It’s Giants vs. Jets. And maybe also a black cat.

The hapless New York Jets meet the lowly Giants in an NFL Week 10 matchup that happens every four years.

The Jets lost to the previously winless Miami Dolphins in Week 9. However, these same Jets actually opened up as ever-so-slight favorites over the Giants on the look-ahead lines posted at some of the top NJ sportsbooks.

At the very least, some NJ oddsmakers were calling this a pick’em game on Sunday night.

Most adjusted the lines to make the Giants the favorite as they prepared to face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in Week 9. But New York lost that game, too. Some blame a black cat for the loss:

NJ sportsbooks must have been leaning on the fact the Jets are technically the home side for the Giants vs. Jets in Week 10.

A home game for both?

The thing is, both teams play home games at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford.

So, both sides can really call this a home game. Although, Jets season ticket holders, if there are any left, will have the first choice when it comes to seats.

The Jets fell to 1-7 losing to an awful Dolphins team on Sunday, 26-18. Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, a former Jet, threw for three scores as the Dolphins took a big second-quarter lead and never looked back.

Of course, the Giants headed into the Monday night game with Dallas sporting an almost-as-ugly 2-7 record. Rookie QB Daniel Jones showed promise after taking over for veteran QB Eli Manning earlier this year but has become turnover prone as the season has worn on.

The Giants stayed close to the Cowboys for three quarters on Monday night before Dallas pulled away. The 37-18 loss dropped the Giants to 2-7. However, that’s still twice as many wins as the Jets, which could be why the Giants are road favorites heading into this week’s game.

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Giants vs. Jets lines and odds

Below is a look at the current point spread, moneyline, and over/under lines for the game at the top three NJ online sports betting sites.

This includes DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and William Hill NJ Sportsbook. Updated as of Nov. 7.

Jets vs. GiantsDraftKingsFanDuelWilliam Hill
SpreadNYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5NYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5

NYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5

Over/Under44.54444.5
MoneylineNYG -141 NYJ +125NYG -148 NYJ +128NYG -145 NYJ +125

Giants vs. Jets: the rivalry and its history

Even though they play at the same home stadium, the Giants and Jets have only met 13 times in NFL history. The Giants lead the series with an 8-5 record.

The Jets actually won by a field goal in an overtime thriller the last time the two New York teams met in 2015. However, the Giants had won five in a row dating back to 1996 before that.

The Giants have also beaten the Jets in three straight preseason games held the past three summers.

The last Giants vs. Jets regular-season game in December 2015 saw then-Jets QB Fitzpatrick complete 36 of 50 passes for 390 yards and 2 TDs. Manning went 18 for 34 for 297, a touchdown, and an interception for the Giants. Neither team ran the ball effectively.

Fitzpatrick threw a nine-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Marshall with 27 seconds left to tie it at 20.

But in the end, Randy Bullock was the hero for the Jets, kicking a 31-yard field goal in overtime to make the final score 23-20.

Somebody has to win

Unless this week’s Giants vs. Jets game ends in a tie, one team will actually get a win this week, leaving their fans only slightly less disappointed on their New York side than the other.

And who knows? Maybe someone will let the black cat out of the bag on Sunday, too.

The game airs at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.