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Mavericks face Kings: NBA odds preview

Dallas MavericksSacramento Kings
46-31April 06, 2014, 06:00 | Sleep Train Arena27-49

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

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings are 27-49 so far on the season, and 34-39-3 ATS vs. the number. The Mavericks, meanwhile, are 46-31 and 41-35-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 35-40-1 and the Mavericks go 43-34 on the totals.View Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-rated Kings and the No. 9-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-93 win for the Mavericks on Sunday.

In their last action, Dallas was a 107-95 winner on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Lakers were burned for 27 points by Dirk Nowitzki on Friday as the Mavericks picked up a 107-95 win at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 16-ranked offense (100.7 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.77 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.74% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.35% on average).

A few Mavericks at Kings trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Sacramento is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Utah, Tuesday, April 8th
Sacramento home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 8th