Kings face Mavericks: NBA odds preview
Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The Mavericks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at American Airlines Center on Wednesday in NBA play.
The Mavericks sport records of 22-29 and 29-22 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 19-34 and 22-30-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-19-1 for the Mavericks and 30-22-1 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Kings taking on the No. 20-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-94 win for the Mavericks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 100.9 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.4 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
The Kings were a 108-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 108-101 to Memphis at FedExForum on Tuesday).
In their last action, Dallas was a 105-101 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 105-101 to Atlanta at American Airlines Center on Monday).
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kings at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 10 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 14 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Dallas is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas's last 10 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas's last 14 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Sacramento home to San Antonio, Tuesday, February 19
Dallas home to Orlando, Wednesday, February 20