Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (8-13) at Dallas Mavericks (16-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 21 points and 4.9 rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 18.2 points and seven assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost their last four road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 30.3 points and 9.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and J.J. Barea is dishing three assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven home games.
The Kings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Kings last 12 overall. The over is 14-6 in Mavericks last 20 overall. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Dallas and 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The over is 18-8 in the last 26 meetings in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they didn't have to play their starters into the ground due to a blowout and they don't have to travel. The Mavs are on fire right now, winning 10 of their last 11 games, clicking on all cylinders offensively and they're covering these wins as well. The Sacramento Kings aren't the same team from last year, the defense continues to get blasted and they're losing on the road by an average of 5.4 points. The Dallas Mavericks should have a field day in this game and cruise to another win and cover of the reasonable number.