Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 32-44. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 30-47. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-34-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-46-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 39-37-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-45-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/02/17 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
04/02/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out for season
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.5 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 10.1 points per game while playing 22.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Darren Collison averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.38 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.19 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 41 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Kings force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 92 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Kings rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 111.3. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +2.5
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