Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks
|Date & Time||Sunday December 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
DAL -350, DAL -8
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The Sacramento Kings head to Dallas, TX on Sunday for a game against the Mavericks in a matchup of two Western Conference teams. In their last game, the Kings were defeated by the San Antonio Spurts in overtime by the score of 105-104. Buddy Hield was the main offensive weapon for the Kings as he led the team in points with 23 while shooting 10 of 27 from the field. Harrison Barnes led the Kings in assists with 5 on the night while playing 43 minutes in the game. Richaun Holmes was the Kings’ leading rebounder, pulling in 14 rebounds on the night, including 6 offensively.
With the loss, the Kings are now 8-13 and are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division. Buddy Hield is leading Sacramento in points per game on the season with 21. Bogdan Bogdanovic is leading the Kings in assists per game on the season with 4.5. Richaun Holmes has been the Kings leader in rebounds per game with 8.6. The Kings enter Sunday’s game with just 1 player on their injury report as Marvin Bagley III is listed as out.
The Dallas Mavericks welcome Sacramento Kings to town on Sunday, but first must play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. In their last game, the Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by the score of 121-114 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dwight Powell led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 24 while shooting 9 of 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Luka Doncic led Dallas in rebounds in the game, recording a total of 7, with all of them coming defensively. Doncic also led the Mavericks in assists in the game against Minnesota as he recorded 6 while playing 32 minutes on the night.
With the win against the Timberwolves, the Mavericks are now 15-6 on the season and are in 1st place in the Southwest Division. Luka Doncic has been a force for the Mavericks all season and currently leads Dallas in points per game with 30.3, assists per game with 9.2, field goal percentage at 47.8 and rebounds per game with 10.1. The Dallas Mavericks enter Friday’s game with just 1 player listed on their injury report as Dwight Powell is listed as day to day.
Sacramento has scored 104.9 points per game while allowing an average of 108.6 points per game. As of Saturday, Dallas has scored 118 points per game while allowing 109.4 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Kings are 1-4, including losing their last three. As of Saturday, the Mavericks are 4-1 in their last 5 games and have won 4 in a row. I am going to go with the Mavericks here as I don’t think Sacramento can keep up with a high-powered Dallas offense. Dallas wins 120-110 and covers the spread.