Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+8)
American Airlines Center is the site where and the Dallas Mavericks (30-25) will play the Sacramento Kings (22-34) on Sunday. Dallas opens this game as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Sacramento Kings faced the Phoenix Suns and ended up losing by a score of 122-114 in their last game. Sacramento finished the contest having earned a 55.1% field goal percentage (43 of 78) and converted 14 of their 30 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Kings knocked down 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 32 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists in this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to defense, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 55.8% from the field on 48 out of 86 shooting. Phoenix recorded 30 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Phoenix pulled down 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Phoenix finished 85.7% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of their 14 attempts. They buried 14 out of their 38 attempts from 3-point range.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who played a role for the contest. He totaled 27 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 40:26 mins played and totaled 3 boards. Fox went 52.4% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He totaled 4 rebounds in 33:23 min on the hardwood. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-13 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Hield collected 2 assists.
Sacramento enters this game with a win-loss mark of 22-34 on the year. They are turning it over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 41.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,423 dimes this year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are connecting on 35.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (667 of 1,858) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They average 114.2 points per outing (9th in the league) while going 48.1% from the field. Defensively, the Kings have forced 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 22nd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,421 surrendered for the year. The Kings are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.0% (741 of 1,090) and they relinquish 45.1 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 38.9% from 3-point land while they are 30th in the league in points per game allowed (118.8).
In their last game, the Dallas Mavericks took a loss by a final score of 117-109 against the New York Knicks. The Mavericks were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 41 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Knicks committed 20 fouls in this game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to bury 14 of those for a rate of 73.7%. In relation to shots from downtown, Dallas buried 15 of 45 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Mavericks ended up shooting 40 for 91 from the floor which had them shooting 44.0%. The Mavericks allowed the Knicks to make 44 out of their 86 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% for the contest. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 28 and ended up going 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of rebounds, Dallas allowed New York to grab 45 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Kristaps Porzingis ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in the game. He converted 8 of 20 in this game for a rate of 40.0%, and had 12 rebounds. Porziņģis earned 23 points in his 38:02 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Luka Doncic. He left the arena with 19 dimes in his 38:03 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 of 16 from the floor. Doncic ended the game having shot 43.8% from the floor while also totaling 22 points and 8 boards.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 30-25 this season. The Mavericks commit 19.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per contest (26th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per game. Dallas has totaled 6,123 pts so far this year (111.3 per game) and they collect 43.6 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is 14th in the NBA. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 109.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (7th in basketball). The Dallas defense allows 36.4% on 3-point attempts (722 of 1,981) and their opponents are making 75.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 22.3 dimes and 44.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (+8)
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