Mavericks vs. Kings: NBA Betting Preview – August 4, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 4, 2020

Oddsmakers expect De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings (28-38) to hold up against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (40-29). Dallas is a slight five-point favorite (per DraftKings) for the clash on August 4, 2020.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 4, 2020, 8:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Mavericks vs Kings Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 4

Mavericks: Dwight Powell: Out For Season (Achilles), Courtney Lee: Out (Calf), Willie Cauley-Stein Jr.: Out (Personal), Seth Curry: Day To Day (Leg), Jalen Brunson: Out For Season (Shoulder)
Kings: Marvin Bagley III: Out For Season (Foot), Alex Len: Day To Day (Re-conditioning)

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Mavericks’ average point total in outings this season is 227.8, 92.8 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Kings this season is 85.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • The Mavericks and their opponents have combined to score more than 135 points in 100% of their outings this year (69 of 69 opportunities).
  • Sacramento and its opponents have combined to score at least 135 points in 66 of 66 outings (100%) this season.
  • The Mavericks and the Kings combine to average 91.1 more points per game than the total of 135 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 87.5 more points per game (222.5) than this game’s total of 135 points.

Head to Head

Dallas leads the season series 2-1 over Sacramento. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in head-to-head meetings. The Mavericks and the Kings have a 1-1-1 ATS record.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/12/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -8.5 226 -367 290 130-111 DAL*
1/15/2020 Mavericks Kings -4 225 -167 140 127-123 DAL*
12/8/2019 Mavericks Mavericks -9 216.5 -430 333 110-106 SAC*
  • 2/12/2020 DNP – Kings: Marvin Bagley III
  • 1/15/2020 DNP – Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis; Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • 12/8/2019 DNP – Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III

Mavericks Betting Information

  • Dallas has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in 41 of 69 games (59.4%).
  • Dallas holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 34-32-2 ATS.
  • The Mavericks’ record against the spread as a 2-point favorite is above .500 at 25-22-2.

Kings Betting Information

  • Against the spread this season, Sacramento has a winning record: 33-29-2.
  • When the Kings are at least 2-point underdogs, they are 20-13-2 against the spread.
  • Sacramento hit the over in 50% of its games (33 of 66 games).

Mavericks Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 56 28.9 9.3 8.8 1.1 0.2 2.8
Kristaps Porzingis 53 19.8 9.6 1.7 0.7 2.1 2.5
Tim Hardaway Jr. 65 15.8 3.3 2.0 0.6 0.1 2.9
Seth Curry 61 12.5 2.3 2.0 0.6 0.1 2.3
Dwight Powell 40 9.4 5.7 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.3

Kings Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 47 20.7 4.0 6.6 1.4 0.5 1.0
Buddy Hield 66 19.5 4.7 3.1 0.9 0.3 3.7
Bogdan Bogdanovic 55 14.6 3.2 3.2 1.0 0.3 2.6
Harrison Barnes 66 14.6 4.8 2.3 0.6 0.2 1.4
Jabari Parker 34 14.4 5.8 1.8 1.3 0.4 0.9

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