Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (24-41) are en route to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (38-25).
The Kings faced the Spurs and earned the victory with a final of 115-112 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Kings ended up with 13 and the Spurs finished the game with 11 fouls. They also made 12 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of their 16 attempts. On top of that, San Antonio collected 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. San Antonio recorded 39 dimes and had 28 steals for this contest. In the matter of defending, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the field on 46 of 93 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists in this contest in addition to creating 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 49 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Kings made 27 of 32 shots for a percentage of 84.4%. Sacramento finished the contest with a 46.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 84) and made 10 of their 32 shots from distance.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who played a role for this contest. Fox finished the game at 50.0% from the field and recorded 9 dimes. He played 39 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. He totaled 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting.
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Sacramento heads into this contest with a mark of 24-41 for the campaign. They are averaging 110.0 points per contest (14th in the NBA) while hitting 45.7% from the field. The Kings are connecting on 34.1% on 3-pointers (744 of 2,181) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 43.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,525 assists on the year, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 fouls. They are 28th in the league in allowing assists with 1,637 relinquished so far this season. The Kings are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (2,821 of 5,900) and they surrender 45.6 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 29th in the league in PPG allowed (115.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 122-113 when they faced the Warriors. When discussing cleaning the glass, Dallas allowed Golden State to pull down 27 in all (10 offensive). They wrapped up this game 50.0% from 3-point land by shooting 15 out of 30 and finished the contest at 10 out of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). The Mavericks allowed the Warriors to make 44 of their 81 tries from the field which had them shooting 54.3% in this game. When the game finished, the Mavericks shot 45 for 85 from the field which had them sitting at 52.9%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Dallas made 17 out of their 37 attempts (45.9%). They were able to convert 15 of those for a rate of 75.0%. The Warriors were called for 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Mavericks were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game.
Luka Doncic ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks for this contest. He made 15 out of 26 for this game for a rate of 57.7%, and had 10 rebounds. Doncic accumulated 41 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 9 assists for this game.
Dallas has a record of 38-25 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mavericks are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league. Dallas has tallied 6,739 pts on the year (107.0 per contest) and they collect 43.3 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per game (19th in the league) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 19.8 fouls per game while shooting 76.4% from the charity stripe.
The Dallas defense allows 33.9% on three-point shots (681 of 2,007) and their opposition knocks down 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 23.3 assists and 44.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 12th in basketball. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 103.6. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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