Dallas Mavericks (40-29) at Sacramento Kings (28-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5.5 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings meet Tuesday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Dallas Mavericks need a bounce back performance after suffering a tough upset loss to the Phoenix Suns. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic Trey Burke is averaging 28.9 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are in a must win spot, as they’ve started off the bubble with two straight losses. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 47 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.7 points and 6.7 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 20-8 in Kings last 28 overall. The Mavericks are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Sacramento and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
While both of these teams need a victory, I think it's safe to say that the The Dallas Mavericks are the team of the two that has the best chance of bouncing back. We saw the Sacramento Kings fall apart toward the end of last season, and they've looked a lot like that team through two games. The Kings are just a young club that doesn't appear ready for primetime just yet. The Mavericks are a better team than what they've shown up to this point, and they need a victory to possibly improve their playoff seeding. I want little to do with the Kings right now. I'll lay the buckets with the Mavs.