The Dallas Mavericks play host to the Sacramento Kings at the American Airlines Center on Sunday night.
The Sacramento Kings are starting to heat up now as they will be gunning for a sixth straight win after taking down the Spurs in a 129-120 road win on Friday. De'Aaron Fox led the team with 43 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Domantas Sabonis tallied 27 points with 14 rebounds and seven assists while Malik Monk chipped in with 20 points and eight assists off the bench. As a team, the Kings shot 54 percent from the field and 18 of 42 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Spurs in a close contest, until they broke away with 34 points in the fourth quarter thanks to a late surge from and Fox and some hot shooting from Monk off the bench.
Sacramento Kings Team Facts
- The Kings have lost 15 of their last 16 games at American Airlines Center following a win.
- The Kings have covered the spread in 11 of their last 12 night games at American Airlines Center.
- Each of the Kings' last seven games as road underdogs following a road win have gone UNDER the total points line.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks have been in decent form as they've split their last six games, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting beaten by the Bucks in a 132-125 road loss last night. Kyrie Irving led the team with 39 points and six assists on 16 of 29 shooting, Luka Doncic added 35 points, nine rebounds and nine assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Mavericks shot 49 percent from the field and 16 of 47 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control after pouring in 40 points in the third quarter to take a 12-point lead, but they couldn't hold off the Bucks, allowing 43 points in the fourth quarter to lose in the end.
Dallas Mavericks Team Facts
- The Mavericks have lost each of their last five games as home favorites when playing with a rest disadvantage.
- The Mavericks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven home games when playing with a rest disadvantage.
- Each of the Mavericks' last seven games against Western Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.
The Kings are still shorthanded with Trey Lyles ruled out and Kevin Huerter listed as questionable, while the Mavericks will once again be missing Maxi Kleber. The Kings come into this meeting with plenty of momentum as they've been on a tear since getting Fox back in the lineup, while the Mavericks have been one of the form teams from day one. I get why the Mavericks are favorites at home, but they are playing this one on zero days' rest and the Kings are just on a roll at the moment. Give me the Kings to escape with the minor upset on the road.