Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/15/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (25-15) at Sacramento Kings (15-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +2 -- Over/Under:
The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.1 points and nine assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 1.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last six road games.
The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 18.3 points and 6.9 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing three rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Mavericks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite, 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games. The over is 13-6 in Mavericks last 19 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento and 5-17 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Sacramento. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks have played their best basketball this season on the road where they've been a covering machine and win by an average of 7.2 points. The Sacramento Kings are back to their losing ways, which includes loses in 10 of their last 13 tries and failed covers in 10 of their last 14 tries. The Mavericks are clearly the better team here and only being asked to lay two points almost feels too easy. I'll take it anyway.