Thursday, March 3, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 24-34 and a road record of 10-18. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. Sacramento is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-23. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 33-28 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of 0.1. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-16. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 18 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sacramento averages 107.2 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 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Kings average 107.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks score 105.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 123.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.2 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-32-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-25-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-27-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-29-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/01/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Memphis
03/01/16 F Rudy Gay Shoulder missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
03/01/16 G Seth Curry Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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