Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings 4/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings 4/5/23
Wed 5th April 2023

The Sacramento Kings (48-31, 25-14 Away), the NBA’s top scoring team, travel to face the Dallas Mavericks (37-42, 22-16 Home) on Wednesday. Sacramento is playing on back-to-back days after dominating the New Orleans Pelicans 121-103 at Smoothie King Center yesterday, their third consecutive win away from home.

De’Aaron Fox was the scoring leader with 23 points. Domantas Sabonis had a triple double with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference.

Dallas lost their third in a row in a close one on Sunday at State Farm Arena, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 132-130 in overtime. Kyrie Irving had 41 points in the losing effort, leading the team.

The Mavericks are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Sacramento and Dallas have split their two matchups this season. The Kings got the win in the last meeting, beating the Mavericks 133-128 in overtime at Golden 1 Center on February 11.

Fox led the Kings with 36 points. Irving had 28 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. Fox is averaging 25.1 points per game to lead the Kings in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 12.4 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.2 assists per game.

Luka Doncic’s 32.8 points per game have powered the Mavs on offense. He has the second-highest scoring average in the NBA. Doncic has also put up 8.1 assists, sixth-most in the NBA, and 8.7 rebounds per game.

The Kings are averaging 121.4 points per game, ranking as the highest-scoring offense in the league. The Kings have found success in recent games at American Airlines Center, winning seven of the last 10. Dallas is looking to avoid a fourth straight home loss this season.

Meanwhile, the Kings are 8-6 this season when playing two days in a row and 5-5 with a rest disadvantage. The Mavericks are 7-2 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Sacramento is 6-4 with an average margin of +6.9 (124.5-117.6). Dallas has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 118.5 points per game on average while scoring only 118.1 (-0.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Harrison Barnes: 3.0 | 4.5 | -1.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Christian Wood: 15.8 | 25.9 | -10.1
Points per game:
Christian Wood: 10.0 | 16.7 | -6.7
Rebounds per game:
Christian Wood: 4.2 | 7.4 | -3.2

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