HRWager’s NBA Free Pick for 1/5 looks at one of the longer forms of futility in the league. The Kings have not won in Dallas in over twenty attempts. Most were not close with those few odd games having Sacrament finding novel ways to lose. This is one of the few occasions that the +5 on the Kings might just mean taking the ML to end the streak. So let us examine which way is the path to profit in our NBA Play of the Night.
NBA Free Pick : Rondo Interested?
Rajon’s rep has taken massive hits since his early years in Boston. Does not play well with others in a relationship sense with interest seeming to waver on and off. Right now Rondo appears very interested in how the Kings are doing. Without Durant in OKC, he and DeMarcus torched the Kings. Rondo was just a rebound short of a triple double with him getting 19 assists in the win. Last time these two teams met, the Kings saw 52 points between these two in an easy 112-98 win.
Dallas’ Wayward Shots
Now is not the time for their perimeter shooting to go on the fritz. Last two games saw them go under 40 percent from the field. Combine that with a horrid 17 of 56 from beyond the arc and the Mavs are in trouble when their long range shots go this badly. Deron Williams has a bad left hamstring. Even if he does come back for this one then he will be nowhere near full effectiveness.
+180 ML on the Kings. One would ideally want even more to wager on a team bucking a trend like this at Dallas. However, DeMarcus destroys the Mavericks. Rajon wants his pound of flesh from them as well. George Carl wants to be the one to rid this specter from the Kings. No ordinary regular season game here for the visitors. Wager Kings ML for that extra profit today.