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Kings at Mavericks - 1/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings (13-20) at Dallas Mavericks (19-15)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds


The Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks square off Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

The Sacramento Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.5 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.5 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last eight road games. 

Kings at Mavericks - 1/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Dallas Mavericks look for a victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 13 points and 1.6 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 4.4 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last six home games. Deron Williams and Devin Harris are questionable.

The Kings are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 6-19-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Dallas and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.

The Kings are in a major letdown spot after beating the Thunder on Monday. The Mavs are rested and should be able to beat a tired Kings team coming off an emotional win. 

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