Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 12/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBA TV
The Dallas Mavericks (16-17) are hitting the road to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Sacramento Kings (13-21).
The Mavericks faced the Trail Blazers and notched a win by a score of 132-117 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 31 and the Trail Blazers recorded 11 personal fouls. They also buried 12 of 40 attempts from long range. Portland finished the game at 83.3% at the charity stripe by burying 35 of 42 tries. Additionally, Portland collected 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Portland recorded 33 dimes and had 19 steals in this matchup. When discussing defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 42.7% from the floor on 35 out of 82 shooting. They also dished out 38 assists for the game while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to rebounding, they collected 41 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mavericks knocked down 24 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Dallas finished with a 57.1% FG percentage (48 of 84) and made 12 of 33 3-pointers.
Kristaps Porzingis is one guy who was important in the matchup. Porzingis walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and also recorded 5 dimes. He played for 32 minutes played and also totaled 9 rebounds. He notched 34 points on 12 out of 21 shooting.
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Dallas will enter this matchup with a record of 16-17 this year. They average 105.6 points per game (25th in the league) on 44.6% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (407 of 1,249) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 43.6 boards per contest and has tallied 772 dimes on the year, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 798 relinquished on the campaign. The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.0% (1,292 of 2,810) and they relinquish 45.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 35.6% on shots from distance and they are 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.5).
For their last game, the Kings took a loss by a score of 127-102 when they played the Grizzlies. The Kings were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the game. They turned the ball over 18 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies earned 11 fouls for the contest which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to convert 24 of those for a percentage of 88.9%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Sacramento buried 10 out of their 29 attempts (34.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Kings ended up going 34 for 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. The Kings allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 47 of 100 attempts from the field which left them shooting 47.0% for the matchup. They finished shooting 30.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 30 and ended up going 24 out of 30 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to attacking the glass, Sacramento allowed Memphis to get 34 in total (19 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Haliburton was important for the Kings for the contest. Haliburton racked up 18 points in his 32 mins on the court and tallied 7 dimes for the game. He knocked down 5 out of 12 for the game giving him a rate of 41.7%, and had 5 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 13-21 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which is ranked 18th in basketball. Sacramento has totaled 3,738 pts for the year (109.9 per contest) and they grab 44.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 22.4 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per game. The Kings are committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.6% from the charity stripe.
The Sacramento defense allows 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (399 of 1,135) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 24.4 assists and 46.8 total rebounds per game, which is 19th and 25th in basketball. The Kings are ranked 29th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.4. They have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (28th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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