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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-17) Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings (14-21)
Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Golden 1 Center Center, Sacramento, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -135 | Kings +115 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -2.5 / Kings +2.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
The Dallas Mavericks will be on the road to take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, December 29th.
The tip-off is set for 10:30 ET from Golden 1 Center.
Dallas started off as a 1 point favorite and that number is now up to 2.5. The total has crept from 218.5 to 220.
The Mavericks have been an up-and-down team this year. They have shown glimpses of what they can be, but they have not done it on a consistent enough level.
In their last four games, this team is 2-2. They need to rattle off multiple wins in a row to get a better seed in the West because the 8th seed is not going to cut it.
Going into this season, I was pretty high on this team, but they just have not lived up to expectations. Yes, they can get better, but they have not shown me any reasons to believe that they will improve as the year goes on.
Luka Doncic is a great player, but he is not enough for this team because the supporting cast does not always show up. For this team to be considered a true title contender, they are going to need to add some legit pieces around their best player.
Dallas picked up a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday by a score of 132-117. They did just what they had to do against a team that has really struggled this year.
In the win over the Blazers, the leading scorer for this group was Kristaps Porzingis, who had 34 points and 9 rebounds. Clearly, he has the talent to put up those kinds of numbers, but he has to do it on a more consistent level.
I have not been all that impressed with the Kings this year. I guess that really should come as a surprise because it always seems like this team is disappointing.
Sacramento comes into this game with a record of 14-21, which puts them in 11th place in the Western Conference. Unless they get drastically better and other teams get worse, they will hover right around that seed.
Based on the talent that this roster has, they should have a better record than 7 games below .500. For whatever reason, things just have not worked out for these guys in 2021.
Sacramento beat the OKC Thunder on Tuesday by a score of 117-111. If they did not beat that team, there would be even more issues with this club.
Tyrese Haliburton was the leading scorer for them in the win over the Thunder with 24 points and 10 assists. Also, Buddy Hield chipped in 21 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The Mavs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.
- The Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Kings are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Analysis:
After winning their game on Tuesday, I am curious to see how the Kings play in this one. Will they keep up their good play or will they look flat?
Even though Dallas is without their best player, Sacramento cannot take them lightly. They still can present them with a lot of issues.
Dallas really needs to be able to take care of their business this one. If you want to be considered a good team, you cannot lose to the Kings of all teams.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavs ATS
With Luka being out of this game, other players are going to have to step up for Dallas. Even though that has not always been the case, I think they will be up for the challenge in this game.
I just do not trust that the Sacramento defense can slow down the Mavs in this game. Dallas is the better team here and they have been good this year at taking care of teams they should. I like them laying the 2.5 in this one.
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