Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 8.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 28-42. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 108.2 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 34-36. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 114.1 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-30-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-38-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 41-27-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 34-34-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
03/18/19 F Maxi Kleber Wrist left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Portland
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Tim Hardaway averages 18.1 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 9th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Kings surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game last season.
The Mavericks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Sacramento is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +8.5
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