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Kings face Mavericks: NBA odds preview

Sacramento KingsDallas Mavericks
Jan 14, 9:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD7-5

The Kings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mavericks in Dallas at American Airlines Center on Saturday in NBA action.

The Mavericks bring a 7-5 record (8-4 ATS) to the battle against the 4-8 Kings, who are 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 4-8 so far and the Kings go 5-7.

View Sacramento vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs, while the total sits at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Mavericks and the No. 25-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-86 win for the Mavericks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 17-ranked offense (93.9 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 29 at 102.2 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 105 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 103-89 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tyreke Evans went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston defeated Sacramento, 103-89 at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Dallas was a 102-76 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Mavericks on Friday as Dallas blasted the Bucks 102-76 at American Airlines Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Houston are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 11 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Minnesota, Monday, January 16
Dallas at LA Lakers, Monday, January 16

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