Dallas Mavericks (22-51) at Sacramento Kings (24-50)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 27, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Sacramento Kings PK -- Over/Under: 205
The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 15.1 points and 4.9 assists. Dirk Nowitzki is the third double-digit scorer and J.J. Barea is dishing 6.3 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Sacramento Kings could also use a win here after losing six of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 13.2 points and 1.8 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.2 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.
The Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Sacramento, 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
It's tough to pick games this time of year when you have two teams that have nothing to play for and are better off losing in hopes of getting a better draft pick. The one positive here is that the Sacramento Kings have been able to sprinkle in some wins here and there, while the Dallas Mavericks have lost five straight and are being outscored by 7.2 points while allowing 48.3 percent shooting during that span. The Kings have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Mavericks. In a pick em spot, give me the home team.