Mavericks at Kings 3/21/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings
NBA: 10:00 PM EST
Mar. 21, 2019
Latest Odds : SAC -8.5 Total 229
The Dallas Mavericks will play the second half of a back-to-back on Thursday when they visit the Sacramento Kings after playing on the road in Portland on Wednesday. The Mavericks lost to the New Orleans Pelicans Monday 129-125 in overtime. Luka Doncic posted a triple-double for the Mavericks in the loss with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
Sacramento squandered a 25-point fourth quarter led on Tuesday night losing to the Brooklyn Nets 123-121. The Kings were outscored in the fourth quarter 45-18 after entering the fourth leading 103-78. Marvin Bagley III scored 29 points for the Kings, while De’Aaron Fox scored 27. The Kings gave up 27 points to D’Angelo Russell during the fourth quarter.
Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring with an average of 21.1 points per game. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the second leading scorer for Dallas averaging 15.6 points per game. The leading rebounder is Doncic with an average of 7.5 per game, and Doncic leads in assists with an average of 5.8 per game. Dallas is shooting 44.6% from the field and 34.1% from three-point territory.
Buddy Hield leads the Kings in scoring with an average of 20.7 points per game. De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 17.6 points and of 7.2 assists per game. The leading rebounder for the Kings is Willie Cauley-Smith with an average of 8.5 rebounds per game. The Kings are shooting 46.3% from the field and 37.5% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Dallas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Mavericks last 5 versus Western Conference opponents
Sacramento is 13-6-1 ATS in its last 20
The OVER has cashed in each of the Kings last 4
Free Betting Pick: Sacramento Kings -8.5
Dallas has not fared well playing against Sacramento failing to cover 9 of 12 versus the Kings. Although the Kings blew a huge 25-point fourth quarter led versus the Nets on Tuesday, Sacramento has covered the number in 12 of its last 17 at home and 14 of the last 17 versus an opponent with a .400 or lower winning percentage on the road. Final Score Prediction, Sacramento Kings win and cover ATS 126-110.