[8:40 PM] Kings @ Mavericks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Sacramento Kings (7-13)

@ Dallas Mavericks (4-16)


The Dallas Mavericks are suffering through a porous, injury-filled season and the latest player to go down is starting center Andrew Bogut. The defensive-minded big man hyperextended his right knee during Monday’s 109-101 loss to the Charlotte Hornets and joins power forward Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) and guard J.J. Barea (calf) on the sidelines for Wednesday’s home contest against the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings are concluding a five-game road trip and dropped their last three games, including Sunday’s 106-98 loss to the New York Knicks.

Sacramento shot a season-worst 32.3 percent in Sunday’s loss and standout center DeMarcus Cousins was a porous 9-of-30 from the field despite scoring 36 points. The Kings were in each game of the losing skid – including an overtime loss to the Washington Wizards – but late-game miscues continue to be an issue for the club.

Dallas SF Harrison Barnes scored 29 points in the loss to Charlotte for his fifth 20-point outing in the past eight games.

The Kings won three of four against the Mavericks last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Sacramento Kings

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick