Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks - 4/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (30-25) vs Sacramento Kings (22-34)
Game Info: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -8 -- Over/Under: 230 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 here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 49 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 25.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 16.7 points and 3.1 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.4 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.8 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 14-6 in Kings last 20 overall. The under is 19-8 in Mavericks last 27 overall. The Kings are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings have not only lost nine straight games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 11 points while allowing 52 percent shooting from the field. The Dallas Mavericks haven't been the hottest team in the world lately either, but they have the offense to add to the Kings issues and do shoot 47.4 percent from the field in the favorite role. Decent sized number for a Mavs team that doesn't cover numbers, but backing the Kings isn't an option. I'll back the Mavericks at home.