Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Kings vs Mavericks Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Sacramento Kings taking on the Dallas Mavericks Friday December 22 at American Airlines Center Dallas, TX. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Sacramento Kings (14-20) vs. Dallas Mavericks (19-15)
Date: Tuesday January 5
Time:8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Kings are 6 games under .500 and a 5.5-point betting underdog tonight in the Big D, but they have won 2 in a row including beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in their last game.
The Mavs have lost 2 straight and their D has struggled as of late giving up 105 and 106 points respectively in their last 2 games.
In their last games the Kings beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 and the Mavs lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 105-98.
This season the Mavericks are 10-6 at home and the Kings are 5-11 on the road.
the Kings have lost 21 straight games facing the Mavs in Dallas.
These 2 teams met earlier in the season in Sacramento where the Kings beat the Mavs 112-98.
Rajon Rondo has resurrected his career in Sacto this season and he leads the NBA in assists per game and is averaging 12 ppg. However, the big gun for the Kings is big man DeMarcus Cousins, who scored 33 points and grabbed 19 boards in the win over the Thunder.
In the last 3 games facing the Mavs Cousins is averaging 28.7 ppg and 12 rpg.
The Kings’ offense has been solid all season ranking 3rd in the league in scoring, but they only rank 30th in the league in opponents’ points per game.
The Mavs are a balanced team that ranks 14th in the league in points per game and 17th in opponents’ points per game.
The Mavs have 5 players averaging in double figures led by the ageless Dirk Nowitzki (17.2 ppg).
Not only has Rando been solid this season in Sacto, but Deron Williams has also boosted his career in his first season in Dallas averaging 14.4 ppg, but he is a question mark for tonight’s game with a hamstring injury.
One key match up in this game is Dallas C Zaza Pachulia (10.8 ppg 10.5 rpg) facing Cousins, as the Mavs’ big man has to keep Cousins from having a big scoring game and dominating in the paint.
Nowitzki has averaged 25.3 ppg in his last 3 home games against the Kings.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SAC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- SAC is 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 games following a straight up win.
- SAC has an Over record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 games.
- DAL is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- DAL is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Kings have not any success in Dallas in the last decade, but they have covered facing them in 8 of their last 10 games, which is a trend that will continue tonight.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento ATS
I think the Mavs will pull out the win and extend their long home winning streak over the Kings, but Sacto will keep it close and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 110 – Sacramento 107
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