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Kings take on Mavericks in hoops contest

Sacramento KingsDallas Mavericks
15-30January 31, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center26-21

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Kings of Sacramento hit the hard court against the Mavericks of Dallas.

The Kings will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 19-24-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 25-21-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Sacramento is 24-20-1 on the totals; Dallas is 25-22.

View Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The Mavericks sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kings are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 97-93.

The Kings were a 99-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento got 24 points from Isaiah Thomas but lost anyway 99-89 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

In their last action, Dallas was a 117-115 loser at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (232) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas got 38 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 117-115 loss at the hands of Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 104.11 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.71 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44.91% per game.

Next up:
Sacramento at San Antonio, Saturday, February 1st
Dallas home to Cleveland, Monday, February 3rd