Mavericks at Kings odds, how to watch, predictions

Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks lost a heartbreaking game to the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 29 after Chimezie Metu drilled the game-winning 3-pointer, but Dallas does not have to wait for the rematch.

The two teams lock horns again on New Year’s Eve as the Mavericks look to get back on track. They have eight players, including superstar Luka Doncic, out in the health and safety protocols, but Dallas does not want to slip three games below .500 for the first time this season.

Fans will not want to miss this one as the shorthanded Mavs are going to play hard and look to get back in the win column. Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more on Friday’s contest.

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings: How to watch

Start time: 5:00 p.m. CT or 6:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), NBC Sports California (Sacramento local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings: Injury report

The Mavs have Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic, Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas, and JaQuori McLaughlin out in the health and safety protocols for Friday’s game. Willie Cauley-Stein also remains out as he deals with a personal matter.

The Kings have a clean injury report heading into their final game of 2021.

Be sure to check social media just before tipoff as the injury report can change quickly.

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the shorthanded Mavs are 1.0-point favorites heading into their New Year’s Eve showdown in Sacramento. They are minus-120 on the moneyline, and the game has an over/under of 217.5.

The Mavericks over/under is 109.5, which they have topped in two of their last four games.

Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings predictions

The Mavs are going to need Jalen Brunson and Kristaps Porzingis to have monster performances if they want to win in Sacramento. The duo each delivers 25-plus points as Dallas squeaks out a victory in the California capital.

Dorian Finney-Smith has 15 points and three steals in Friday’s victory. He has his 3-point shot locked in, and the veteran makes the Kings pay on several occasions for leaving him open.

Fans should expect a tight game on New Year’s Eve. Can the Dallas Mavericks close out the 2021 calendar year with a victory? Tune in to find out.

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