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Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings
Date & Time Thursday March 21, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, California
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings -8.5 -- Over/Under: 229
TV Channel
NSCA
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The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

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The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here after losing 14 of their last 16 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 21.1 points and 5.8 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 1.6 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost each of their last eight road games.

The Sacramento Kings could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.6 points and 7.2 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.

The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Kings are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 home games, 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Mavericks are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Mavericks last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.

The Sacramento Kings are getting a strong dose of reality that they're still a season or two away from maturing into a playoff team in the West, and blowing that 25-point lead to the Brooklyn Nets is one that could linger for these final weeks. It's not easy to come out motivated with your head held high after one of the biggest collapses in recent memory. The Dallas Mavericks have been awful on the road in terms of results, but they're only losing by an average of 5.9 points and can still score the basketball at a decent clip. The Sacramento Kings shouldn't be this big of a favorite against anybody, especially after what we saw Tuesday night. 

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks +8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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