Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5.5
HP Field House is the site where De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings (28-38, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Dallas Mavericks (40-29, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Tuesday. The line on this game has Dallas as 5.5-point favorites. The total opens at 236.5.
The Mavericks cover the spread 53.0% of the time, having gone 35-31-3 ATS. Sacramento is covering 51.6% of the time, going 33-31-2 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/02/20 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist None is questionable Tuesday vs Sacramento
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
08/02/20 C Alex Len Conditioning is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out for season
Luka Doncic comes into this game averaging 28.9 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.8 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
De'Aaron Fox scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Buddy Hield averages 19.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 116.8 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.2 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 111.0 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 23rd in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.24. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 23.5. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Kings give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 17th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Kings are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 20th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +5.5
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