Betting on today’s Kings and Mavericks game? Catch the action at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, as the Mavericks hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Mavericks as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 245.5 points.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -1.5
This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 7:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-109 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 17 threes.
Does Sacramento Stand a Chance on the Road?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Kings is focused on adding to their five game winning streak, with an overall record of 7-4. In away games this season, the Kings have put together a 3-3 record, whereas they have a 4-1 record when playing at home.
Sacramento currently has an ATS record of 7-4, placing them above .500 against the spread. Sacramento has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 4-2 ATS on the road compared to 3-2 at home.
The Kings offense is coming off a game in which they scored 129 points vs. the Spurs. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.1% while connecting on 18 threes. The team’s top scorer is Domantas Sabonis, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.8, while De’Aaron Fox also carries a PPG average of 32.2 into the game.
Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.5 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.3% and allowing 37.7% from beyond the arc.
Taking a Look at the Mavericks Chances at Home
Coming into today’s game vs. the Kings, the Mavericks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 9-4. In away games this season, the Mavericks have put together a 5-3 record, whereas they have a 4-1 record when playing at home.
Dallas has an overall ATS record of 7-6 for the season so far. This season, Dallas has a 6-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-2 as underdogs.
In their previous game, the Mavericks’ offense finished with 125 points, which is right in line with their current average of 123.5 points per contest. Luka Doncic is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 31. Meanwhile, Tim Hardaway Jr. also brings a PPG average of 18.5 into the game.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Mavericks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 119.7 points per game (25th).
The Dallas defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Dallas.