Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings - 12/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (14-21) vs Dallas Mavericks (16-17)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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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 Sacramento Kings need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 105.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.6 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.3 points and 8 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 21 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Haliburton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The under is 7-2 in Kings last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Mavericks are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Sacramento and 7-21-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings are coming off a nice win last night over OKC, but it's going to take more than that to move the needle. The Kings entered last night, losing their last five games by an average of 13.6 points and not playing a lick of defense. The Dallas Mavericks are banged up and still without key players, but they've found ways to grind out victories, and they're winning their last five games by an average of two points. In a toss up game, give me the team with the rest advantage, which should be key with these rosters constantly changing.
Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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