The Mavericks are coming off a 113-97 home win over the Denver Nuggets. Boban Marjanovic had a great performance with 31 points (12-of-20 shooting), 9 offensive rebounds and 17 rebounds cold shooting slump in the season averaging only no steals. Luka Doncic was solid with 28 points (10-of-22 shooting), 9 assists and 6 rebounds. The Kings will want to move on from a 113-118 loss at home to the Toronto Raptors, a game in which De’Aaron Fox contributed 28 points (8-of-16 FG) and 4 assists.
In the head-to-head matchup between the teams this season, the Kings won once out of 3 games. The Mavs has outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 match ups between the teams. Both are expected to be mostly healthy.
The Mavericks are averaging 47.03 rebounds, while the Kings are averaging only 42.5. Limiting this gap in rebounding will be key for the Kings to win.
The Kings had 2 days to recuperate, while the Mavericks are playing back-to-back. The Kings are in the midst of a 4 game road trip.