The Sacramento Kings (7-4) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (9-4) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in American Airlines Center and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
The Kings picked up a win over the Spurs in their latest game, finishing with a score of 129-120. The Kings not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 238.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
In today’s game against the Mavericks, the Kings aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 7-4. The Western Conference sees the Kings currently at 5th, and in the Pacific division, they are 1st.
Against the spread, Sacramento have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 7-4 ATS. This season, Sacramento has a 5-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 2-0 when playing as underdogs.
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Mavericks were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 132-125. Despite being behind at halftime 60-58, the Mavericks picked up the win.
In today’s game against the Kings, the Mavericks aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 9-4. The Mavericks have a 5-3 record on the road this season, compared to their 4-1 record when playing at home.
Dallas has an overall ATS record of 7-6 as they come into today’s game. The Mavericks have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 6-4 against the spread when they are the favorites.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 115.9 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.2. If the Kings offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 23rd ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
Today, the Mavericks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 123.5 points per game (2nd). In terms of pace, the Mavericks are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.5 possessions per game. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Dallas is just 25th in 2-point field goal makes per game.
Kings Team Defense
At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 114.5 points per game.
The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.
Mavericks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Mavericks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.7 points per game (25th).
Dallas’ defense is currently forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, which is 5th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.2 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Kings And Mavericks
In today’s game, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox leading the scoring for the Kings, contributing 20 points while shooting 8/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 32.2 points per game along with 4.7 boards.
On the other side, Luka Doncic is our projected leading scorer for the Mavericks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 50.9%, and his scoring average is 31 points per game.
Kings vs Mavericks Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 108 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- The Mavericks are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
Not only do we have the Mavericks winning this one by a score of 118-109, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Mavericks at -1.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 245.5, and our model predicts the Kings and Mavericks to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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