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Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
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).
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.
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
Sacramento at Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 12
Dallas at Boston, Wednesday, December 12