Sacramento Kings (24-18) vs. Dallas Mavericks (24-19)
As the NBA season rages on, Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks will collide in what promises to be an electrifying matchup this Saturday at American Airlines Center in an intense contest that should bolster both sides’ playoff aspirations. Fans and bettors alike alike are sure to tune in, making it one of the hottest topics among basketball betting picks circles.
The Kings have displayed impressive offensive prowess this season, averaging 118.3 points per game with a 47.7% field goal percentage and making 15 three-pointers at 37.1% success rate on an average. Unfortunately, their recent form has been concerning; with only one win out of their last five outings. Yet their 13-7 road game record against the spread suggests resilience and the ability to come back when things become challenging.
On the other side of things, the Dallas Mavericks match the Sacramento Kings in scoring, averaging an average of 118.3 points per game while maintaining a lower field goal percentage at 47.1%. Their game strategy heavily relies on three-point shooting with 15.1 threes made per game on average. Their recent 2-3 run in both straight wins and against the spread has demonstrated this consistency while their home record against the spread (12-8) bodes well for an exciting matchup between these teams.
Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks Game Info
|Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
|American Airlines Center
|NBA League Pass
De’Aaron Fox (PG) vs. Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF)
In 36 games played this season, De’Aaron Fox is averaging 35.6 minutes, 27.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He has been an effective floor general for the Kings, while also scoring at a high level on 47.7% shooting. However, his 2.5 turnovers per contest show that he can still be prone to mistakes.
Meanwhile, Tim Hardaway Jr. hasn’t started as often, but has played nearly 30 minutes per game over 40 contests. He’s tallying 18.2 points and 3.6 rebounds while hitting his shots at a 47.1% clip. Hardaway has done well playing off of Luka Dončić, spacing the floor and rarely turning the ball over with just 1 giveaway each night.
Fox holds the distinct advantage in this matchup when it comes to playmaking ability. If he can limit his turnovers while still creating offense, he could give Hardaway major issues defending his speed and ball handling. However, Hardaway is the superior outside shooter and will look to execute efficiently within the flow of the Mavericks’ offense.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, reflecting the closely matched nature of these two teams. Bettors should keep an eye on updates as the game approaches, considering the recent form and head-to-head matchups.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The recent betting trends for Sacramento have been a mixed bag. As mentioned previously, the Kings have gone just 3-2 ATS over their last five contests. However, zooming out further and they have been solid on the road with a 13-7 mark ATS as the visitor. The over has also hit recently for Sacramento, going over the total in two of its previous five games.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
For Dallas, the Mavericks have matched the Kings’ performance over the last five games, going 2-3 both straight up and against the spread. At home, the Mavs have been a strong play, covering in 12 of their 23 games at American Airlines Center. The over has hit in just two of Dallas’ previous five outings.
Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/27/24 Betting Picks
Given the recent trends and performances, this game promises to be closely contested. The Mavericks might have a slight edge due to their home advantage and a more consistent performance against the spread. However, the Kings’ potent offense cannot be underestimated, especially if Fox is on form.
For bettors looking for insights, this game presents an intriguing opportunity, especially in the over/under market, given both teams’ scoring capabilities. The best live betting website would offer dynamic odds throughout the game, allowing bettors to capitalize on in-game developments.