In this all-Western battle, two teams that have lost both of their restart games are clashing, when the Mavericks (28-38), are facing the Kings (28-38). Dallas is seventh in the conference, while Sacramento are two games behind the 9th Portland.
Date/Time: 08-04-2020, 14:30 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings +5.5 Total: +236.5
Kings have a 28-38 record (33-31-2 ATS) and are 12th in the West. They are 0-2 in the restart and in their last game they got defeated by the Magic, 116-132. The +2 spread was not covered.
De’Aaron Fox leads the team both in scoring with 20.7 ppg and in assists with 6.7 per game. He also adds 4 rebounds per game. He is coming off a 13-point dud in his previous game.
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Mavericks have a 40-29 record (35-31-3 ATS) and are 7th in the West. They are also 0-2 in the restart and in their previous game they lost against the Suns, 115-117. They failed to cover the -6 handicap.
Luka Doncic leads the team both in scoring with 28.9 ppg and in assists made with 8.8. He also adds 9.3 rebounds. He is coming off a monster performance with 40 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds.
Dallas are 2-1 vs Sacramento this season.
They have won once at home by 19 points and once on the road by 4.
Mavericks are better both offensively (116.8 to 109.3), and defensively (111 to 111.5).
Both teams have a similar field goal percentage (46.2% to 46%). Mavs have a better 3-point percentage (36.8% to 36.2%).
Dallas is better in rebounding (47.2 to 42.4), in assists (24.5 to 23.5) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 14.5).
Bookmakers give the Mavs a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They are superior to the Kings and this is the perfect opportunity for their first win of the restart.
Mavericks vs Kings Prediction: Dallas Mavericks -5.5 (-110)
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