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Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Kings will be trying to slam the Mavericks on Thursday when the teams tip off at Power Balance Pavilion in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings currently sports a record of 13-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-18-1 ATS. The Mavericks are 13-23 and 17-19 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 22-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 21-15 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 206.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 95-94.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 16-ranked offense (96.5 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 103 PPG. The Kings have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 104.4 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 99-93 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks endured a 99-93 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Darren Collison at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 113-81 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Memphis and falling 113-81 at Power Balance Pavilion.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 1-9
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Kings trends to consider:
Dallas is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing Sacramento
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing Dallas
Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas home to Memphis, Saturday, January 12
Sacramento home to Miami, Saturday, January 12