Tuesday, January 5, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 13-20 and a road record of 4-11. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 19-15 and a home record of 10-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of 0.4.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 24.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Rajon Rondo averages 12 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Sacramento averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Kings allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 13.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-18-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 14-17-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-19-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/04/16 PG Deron Williams Hamstring injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Sacramento
01/04/16 PG Devin Harris Back "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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