Sunday, December 18, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 10-16. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 6-20. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 93.5 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -6.9.
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Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Dallas averages 93.5 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 101.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-15-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/17/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Possible Suspension "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/17/16 F Omri Casspi Illness "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/17/16 F Rudy Gay Hip "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +2
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