The Sacramento Kings (48-31) will face the Dallas Mavericks (37-42) at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday after clinching the division and qualifying for the playoffs.
The Kings have been the most impressive team in the league this season and are currently on a 6-4 run in their last 10 games. They are coming off a 121-103 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. De’Aaron Fox once again led the scoring charts for the Kings with 23 points, followed by a 21-point performance from Keegan Murray. Brandon Ingram tried his best for the Pelicans as he went on to score 22 points, but there wasn’t enough support, and they lost the game by 18 points.
Sacromentio’s opponents tonight, the Dallas Mavericks, have seen a big downfall in recent times. They are 11th in the West and on a three-game losing streak. The Mavs are just 3-7 in their last 10 games and far in the playoff race. In their last outing, they faced an overtime 132-130 defeat against the Atlanta Hawks. Despite Kyrie Irving’s 41 points and Luka Doncic’s 22 points, the Mavs lost by two. They now need to win as many games as possible to qualify for the play-in spot.
Fixture: Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks: Injury Report
The two teams have only a few injury concerns at present. Starting with the Mavs, Kyrie Irwing is probable with a foot problem, while Luka Doncic is also probable with a thigh injury.
As for the Kings, Matthew Dellavedova is out with a finger injury.
|Kyrie Irving||Dallas Mavericks||Probable||Foot|
|Luka Doncic||Dallas Mavericks||Probable||Thigh|
|Matthew Dellavedova||Sacramento Kings||Out||Finger|
Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks: Betting Odds
|Sacramento Kings||+215||+6.5 (-110)||O 241.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Mavericks||-255||-6.5 (-110)||U 241.5 (-110)|
Kings: F Keegan Murray, F Harrison Barnes, C Domantas Sabonis, G De’Aaron Fox, G Kevin Huerter
Mavericks: F Reggie Bullocks, F Tim Hardaway Jr., C Dwight Powell, G Luka Doncic, G Kyrie Irwing
Sacramento vs. Dallas: Betting Prediction
The two teams are tied with one win against each other this season. The Mavs have a chance at home to take the lead as they are desperate for a win. Their home record is decent at 22-16, while the Kings are a strong away side at 25-14. Sacramento is ranked No.1 in offense, averaging 121.4 ppg, while Dallas is 16th, averaging 114.1 ppg. However, the Mavericks are better at defense, conceding 113.8 ppg, 15th in the league, whereas the Kings are 26th overall, conceding 118.1 ppg. Expect the Mavs to come out all guns blazing in a do-or-die game, but the Kings to cover the spread.