Check out our free Mavericks vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Mavericks vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds SAC -2, DAL +105 | SAC -127 O/U OFF
The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 30-26. So far, the team has gone 21-33-2 against the spread. Against the Kings, the Mavericks are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. Team has an average scoring margin of 9.5 in these matchups.
The Mavericks are coming off a 110-104 win over the Clippers. This away win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. In the game, Dallas was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Clippers by 8 going into the second half. In the win, Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 52.9%.
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-23. So far, the team has gone 28-25-1 against the spread. The Kings entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 11.0 points per game.
Sacramento is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Rockets. Going into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread. Their 130-128 victory was not enough to cover. Although Sacramento trailed the Rockets going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. In the win, De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 47.8%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In last year’s regular season games with the Kings as the home team, Sacramento and Dallas played to a split. However, the Mavericks won the overall season series 3-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Mavericks averaged 106.25 points per game vs the Kings. While the Mavericks were able to maintain their usual level of production against Sacramento, the Kings averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 100.75. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Mavericks and Kings have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Sacramento. In these contests, they averaged a combined 206 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 56 games, Dallas is averaging 112.5 points per game (22nd). So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.3 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 18th in the league in field goal percentage 47.1%.
So far, the Mavericks have played well defensively, as they are ranked 2nd in the league at 104.72 points per contest.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Luka Doncic, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Doncic leads the team in scoring at 33.4 points per game while Irving is 2nd at 27.0. For the season, Doncic is 4th in the NBA in usage rate and 9th in player efficiency. Behind him, Irving has taken 24.6% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 48.7%.
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 119.5 points per contest. This figure places them 1st in the league. So far, Sacramento is averaging 100.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Sacramento has been effective on offense due to the fact that they not only play an up-tempo style, but they have one of the best effective field goal percentages in the league at 57.0%.
Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).
On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 24.2 points per game, placing him 24th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 50.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 8th in points allowed to point-guards. At 18.7 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 29th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 60.9%.
Mavericks vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Mavericks +2
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF