Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-2.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (33-26) head to Golden 1 Center on Monday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (24-35). Dallas opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 229.5.
The Dallas Mavericks faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 108-93 in their last game. Dallas walked away from the contest having earned a 48.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 78) and knocked down 13 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks made 19 of 25 attempts for a rate of 76.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 51 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In relation to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 38.4% from the floor on 33 of 86 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 22 assists and had 11 steals in this game. In addition, Los Angeles grabbed 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game at 78.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 19 tries. They converted 12 of 45 tries from distance.
Dwight Powell is a player who came through for the matchup. He totaled 25 points on 11 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 28:28 minutes and totaled 9 boards. Powell shot 91.7% from the field and distributed 1 assist. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Mavericks was Dorian Finney-Smith. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 32:11 min played on the night. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the field for the matchup by going 8-of-13 (21 points). When all was said and done, Finney-Smith earned 2 assists.
Dallas will play this contest with a mark of 33-26 for the season. The Mavericks are hitting 35.9% on three-point attempts (806 of 2,248) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.5 pts per contest (19th in the league) while hitting 46.8% from the field. They are turning it over 12.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 43.6 boards per game and has racked up 1,325 assists on the season, which is 27th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Mavericks are forcing 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.4 fouls. They currently rank 3rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,324 surrendered so far this season. The Mavericks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.7% (721 of 1,202) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 36.4% on three-point shots and they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (109.9).
When they last played, the Sacramento Kings took home the win by a final score of 128-125 when they played the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings snagged 29 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 33 in the game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves committed 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Kings to the charity stripe for 31 tries. They were able to make 25 of the free throws for a rate of 80.6%. In the matter of three-point shots, Sacramento buried 17 out of 33 attempts (51.5%). Overall, the Kings ended up going 43 for 74 from the field which had them sitting at 58.1%. The Kings allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 46 of their 87 tries from the floor which left them shooting 52.9% for the matchup. They shot 44.1% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 15 of 34 and ended up going 18 of 22 at the charity stripe (81.8%). In relation to rebounds, Sacramento allowed Minnesota to snag 34 in total (9 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 20 in this game for a rate of 40.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Fox racked up 30 points in his 39:01 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes for this game. An additional guy that played a role for Sacramento was Buddy Hield. He accumulated 5 dimes in his 38:09 minutes played, and he shot 11 of 16 from the floor. Hield wrapped this one up going 68.8% from the field as well as earning 29 points and 6 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 24-35 for the season. The Kings are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.5 times per contest (12th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. Sacramento has totaled 6,763 points for the season (114.6 per contest) and they collect 41.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Kings are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA. The Kings on defense are ranked 30th in the NBA in points given up per game with 119.0. They concede 25.4 dimes and 45.0 boards per contest, which is ranked 22nd and 20th in basketball. The Sacramento defense allows 38.9% on shots from 3-point land (746 of 1,919) and their opponents are connecting on 79.6% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.2% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (-2.5)
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