Mavericks vs. Kings - 3/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (24-34) at Dallas Mavericks (33-28)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSSW
The Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks square off Thursday at the American Airlines Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 assists. Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 12 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 assists. Chandler Parsons is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last 13 home games.
The Kings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 7-19-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Dallas and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Kings are hard to back on the road, and the Mavs are finding their groove a bit with wins in five of their last eight. Dallas should cover this number at home.