Kings vs Mavericks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (21-32, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to American Airlines Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (32-22, 2nd in the Southwest Division). The spread on this matchup has Dallas as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Kings are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 26-26-1 ATS. Dallas is covering 54.9% of the time, going 28-23-3 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/10/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
01/31/20 C Alex Len Hip is out indefinitely
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/10/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is upgraded to questionable Wednesday vs Sacramento
02/10/20 PG Delon Wright Ankle left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Sacramento
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 19.8 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Tim Hardaway averages 14.7 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.9 per game. The Kings allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Mavericks surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Sacramento is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league.
Dallas is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.4, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -5
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