Stephen Nover's NBA Early Game Big Casher
(NBA) Dallas vs. Sacramento, 08/04/2020 2:30 PM, Score: 114 - 110
Point Spread: -5.50 | -115.00 Dallas (Away)
Bookmaker: Bookmaker
Result: Loss
A combination of horrendous defense and Luke Walton's coaching shortcomings have contributed to the Kings going 0-2 in the bubble. Sacramento has lost 129-120 to the Spurs and 132-116 to the Magic. Both of those opponents shot better than 52 percent from the floor.
Dallas also is seeking its first win in the Orlando bubble. The Mavericks fell to the Rockets and were surprised by the Suns. 
Even though the Mavericks are all but locked into the No. 7 seed in the West, their 0-2 mark doesn't sit well with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. 
So both teams should have a sense of urgency for this matchup. I don't just see the Mavericks being a level higher than the Kings, but two levels higher. Dallas has one of the best offenses in the league. There is no chance of the Kings slowing down Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Those are easily the two best players on the court. 
Carlisle also is a far superior coach to Walton. 
The Kings surrendered 132 points to Orlando. It's scary to think how many points the Mavericks can put up on them.