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Sacramento KingsDallas Mavericks
Dec 10, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

7-12TEAM RECORD10-10

Sacramento pays a visit to Dallas on Monday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks sit at 10-10 (9-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 7-12 (7-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 11-9 OU, and Sacramento is 10-9 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Mavericks and the No. 21-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-94 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense (99.2 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 16 at 98.4 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.1 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 99-80 winner on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings grabbed a 99-80 win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from DeMarcus Cousins at Rose Garden.

Dallas won its last outing, a 116-109 result against the Rockets on December 8. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. O.J. Mayo poured in 40 points for Dallas on Saturday, as they defeated Houston 116-109 at Toyota Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Kings at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 13 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 9 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Dallas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing at home against Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 12
Dallas at Boston, Wednesday, December 12