Wednesday, December 7, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 7-13. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 4-16. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 92.3 points per game and surrendering 99.4, good for a point differential of -7.1.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rudy Gay averages 19.4 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.9 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 104.8 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 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Dallas averages 92.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 47 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 95 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 28% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 99.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 91.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/06/16 F Matt Barnes Legal problems "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. Sacramento
12/06/16 G Seth Curry Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +3.5
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