Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 4 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 16-36. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 16-34. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per contest and giving up 106.5, which is a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-26-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-31-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-26-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-23-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
01/31/18 PG Jose Juan Barea Oblique is "?" Saturday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
02/01/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Golden State
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Dennis Smith averages 14.8 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Buddy Hield has scored 12.4 points per contest while playing 24.1 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Zach Randolph averages 14.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 101.4 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.29 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.7 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 98.2 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.3. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.9. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Kings give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Sacramento is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +4
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