Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (26-12) at Sacramento Kings (16-21)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks invade the Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings tonight.
After winning six straight, the Dallas Mavericks are suddenly looking to avoid a third straight loss after getting destroyed by the Clippers 120-100 on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points while Monta Ellis added 23, but the rest of the team struggled, especially Rajon Rondo who scored just two points on one of 11 shooting from the field. Things only went from bad to worse in this game as coach Rick Carlisle was ejected midway through the third quarter after picking up his second technical for arguing a foul on Tyson Chandler but it wasn't enough to fire up his team who just couldn't get it going. With the loss, Dallas drops to 26-12 on the season and 13-6 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have won three of their last five overall and are coming off an impressive 103-84 win over the Cavaliers. DeMarcus Cousins dominated the game with 26 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks while Rudy Gay added 23 points as the Kings took advantage of the struggling Cavs who were playing without LeBron James. Still, even though they were favorites to start the game, it was still a nice win for a Kings team that is only 16-21 on the season and 10-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 48-20 ATS in their last 68 games following a loss.
Head to head, the Mavs are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Sacramento.
The Kings have been anything but consistent this season, but even though they've already lost to the Mavs back in November, I think they can flip the script in this meeting and win this one, or at least keep it close. I'm taking Sacramento with the points in this one.