Mavericks take on Kings in hoops contest
Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Sacramento Kings host Dallas on Friday, looking to build on their 27-48 mark against the 36-39 Mavericks in NBA action at Power Balance Pavilion.
This season the Kings are 27-48 overall and 33-41-1 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 36-39 and 43-32 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 43-31-1 on the OU, and Dallas is 44-29-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 214.5 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 101-97.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 100 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.1 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.4 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 95-94 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas suffered a 95-94 loss against Denver on Thursday, getting 16 points from Brandan Wright in a losing effort at Pepsi Center.
Sacramento was a 112-102 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 214 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tyreke Evans scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 112-102 to Houston at Power Balance Pavilion on Wednesday).
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 0-10
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mavericks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Dallas is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Sacramento
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Sacramento's last 25 games at home
Dallas at Portland, Sunday, April 7
Sacramento home to Memphis, Sunday, April 7