Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/27/2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 2 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 22-51. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.7 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 24-50. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -7.4.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-39-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 34-36-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 38-35-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/25/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
03/25/18 F Zach Randolph Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 12.2 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Buddy Hield has scored 13.2 points per contest while playing 24.8 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102.7 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.58 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 105.3 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 29th in the NBA with 99.4 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.39. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.5. The Kings are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Kings give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +2
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