Kings vs. Mavericks Spread Prediction
If the Kings want to make the playoffs this season, they cannot afford a slip up Tuesday night in Dallas against the struggling Mavericks. Is Sacramento a safe bet to cover as a small road favorite?
8:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 26, 2019
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Kings are 1-point favorites to beat the Mavericks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 226.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Kings to cover the point spread.
Sacramento Kings Fantasy Spin
Buddy Hield hit just 6-of-21 shots and 5-of-12 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of Sunday's 111-106 loss to the Lakers. De'Aaron Fox was even worse, hitting just 3-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, six boards, four assists and six steals in the loss. Both players got it done thanks to Hield's 3-pointers and Fox's steals, and both of them are must-starts for their upcoming four-game week in Week 24.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Luka Doncic (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. the Kings. He had a left knee issue in early March, the same knee that he heard a "pop" in and played through. Luka's most recent injury was to his right knee, but that was a minor contusion. The Mavs do not have an incentive to push Luka at less than 100 percent, but he's also been a warrior and has played through a variety of ailments. If he can't go, Maxi Kleber will be a terrific streaming option and Dorian Finney-Smith would get a bump as well.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 11-4-1 in the Kings’ last 16 road games and is 24-9-1 in their last 34 games overall.
The under is 5-2 in the Mavericks’ last seven home games and is 6-2 in their last eight games versus Western Conference foes.
The Kings have covered the spread in six of their previous seven games in Dallas and are 10-3 at the betting window in their last 13 games versus the Mavericks. Sacramento has also been profitable off a loss, posting a 41-20 ATS record in its last 61 games following defeat. On the other side, the Mavs are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a win.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings -1