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Mavericks vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds SAC -2, DAL +109 | SAC -133 O/U OFF
The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-26. So far, the team has gone 22-33-2 against the spread. Against the Kings, the Mavericks are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. Team has an average scoring margin of 9.0 in these matchups.
Dallas is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Kings. With the 122-114 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Dallas was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Kings to cut into their 18 point halftime lead. In the win, Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 35.7%.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 31-24, while going 28-26-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Sacramento is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Kings are coming off a dissappointing 122-114 loss to the Mavericks. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 4 points. In the loss, Sacramento got off to a slow start, trailing by 18 points going into halftime. In the loss, De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 62.5%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Mavericks picked up the win 122-114 win over the Kings. Heading into the game, Dallas was the 4.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. 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. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Mavericks have an average scoring margin of +6 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. A combined average of 212 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 57 games, the Mavericks are averaging 112.7 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.3 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 29th in fields goals made per contest.
Against the Kings, the Mavericks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 2nd ranked unit at 104.72 points per game.
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 10th in player efficiency. Behind him, Irving has taken 24.3% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 48.5%.
Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 119.4 points per game (1st). In terms of pace, the Kings are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.6 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 6th in the league in made field goals per game.
Currently, the Kings defense is ranked 29th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.77 points per game vs the unit.
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 24.4 points per game. For the season, he is 27th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.7% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.3 boards and 6.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 8th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 53 games, he is averaging 18.6 and is 29th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Mavericks vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -2
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF