Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (25-37) are headed to American Airlines Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (35-27).
The Sacramento Kings faced the Utah Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 154-105 in their last game. Sacramento wrapped up the game having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (42 out of 87) and knocked down 7 out of their 21 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Kings made 14 of their 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. With respect to hauling in boards, they earned 24 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 dimes for the matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In regard to defending, Sacramento allowed 64.0% from the field on 55 out of 86 shooting. Utah totaled 36 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Utah snagged 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Utah shot 95.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 21 shots. They also made 24 out of their 41 tries from beyond the arc.
Buddy Hield is someone who was important in the game. He walked away with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 30:38 minutes and collected 5 boards. Hield finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Kings was Richaun Holmes. He pulled down 2 rebounds in his 22:50 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-15 (18 points). Overall, Holmes wasn't able to notch an assist.
Sacramento steps onto the court with a mark of 25-37 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a group are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling in 41.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,571 assists this year, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 36.5% from downtown (747 of 2,044) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.4 points per contest (9th in the NBA) while going 48.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Kings are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,590 conceded this season. The Kings defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 49.3% (826 of 1,193) and they concede 45.1 boards per contest as a squad. They surrender 39.1% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 30th in the league in points per game allowed (119.3).
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 115-105 against the Detroit Pistons. The Mavericks earned 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Pistons were called for 23 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to make 22 of those for a clip of 95.7%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas knocked down 13 out of their 30 attempts (43.3%). In all, the Mavericks went 40 out of 89 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.9%. The Mavericks allowed the Pistons to bury 36 of 71 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.7% for this contest. They went 34.5% from distance by going 10 out of 29 and finished the game at 23 out of 34 from the free throw line (67.6%). In relation to rebounding, Dallas permitted Detroit to collect 39 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Tim Hardaway ended up having an impact for the Mavericks for the contest. He converted 13 of 23 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 56.5%, and tallied 1 rebound. Hardaway accumulated 42 points in his 35:49 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Dallas was Jalen Brunson. He accumulated 4 dimes in his 33:15 mins played, and he knocked down 5 of 15 from the floor. Brunson ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in addition to earning 13 points and 6 boards.
Dallas has a mark of 35-27 so far this year. The Mavericks have committed 19.3 fouls every game and they connect on 77.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per game (26th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.0 times per contest. Dallas has 6,934 pts on the campaign (111.8 per contest) and they average 43.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Mavericks are connecting on 46.9% from the floor, which is 12th in the league. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in PPG given up with 109.7. The Dallas defense allows 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (807 of 2,213) and opponents are connecting on 76.2% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 22.5 dimes and 44.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 17th in basketball. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (7th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas
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