Defenses Might Sit Out Kings-Mavs Game so Lean Toward 'Over'

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:17 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 4:17 PM UTC

Sacramento visits Dallas tonight in a matchup of teams that are bad on both sides of the ball. Facing each other's defense, expect a higher-scoring game for your NBA picks.

Tuesday NBA: Kings vs. MavericksFree NBA Pick: Over 205½Best Line Offered: Bookmaker

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The Mavericks have been playing around with their style of play, and lately they are back to playing faster -- subsequently giving up more points as well. Dallas has given up more than 100 points in four straight games, cashing the "over" in two of their past three.

On the flip side, the Kings have been atrocious on defense all year. They are allowing 107 points per game on the road, and 110.4 points per game in their last five. They are also cashing the "over" with greater regularity, going 5-2 with the "over" in their past seven.

Even though the first meeting between these teams early in the season was lower scoring, a more recent matchup had a 106-99 final, which according to the NBA odds board would be enough for the "over" in this spot.

As long as the Kings can take advantage of their youth and athleticism, I like this one to be higher scoring, so with my NBA picks I'm taking the "over." Despite both teams not being able to score very consistently, points should come easier against one another's defense.

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