Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday in NBA play.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 7-25 so far on the season, and 14-18 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 11-20 and 14-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 17-15 and the Kings go 19-12 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 26 and the Kings at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 93-92 result in favor of the Kings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 24-ranked offense (93.9 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 27 at 101.8 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.6% from the field per game, less than the Kings have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 102.4 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
The Kings were a 103-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento got 21 points and 14 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing cause in a 103-97 loss to Detroit on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Cavaliers were a 103-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland got 33 points from C.J. Miles en route to a 103-100 loss at the hands of Cleveland on Saturday at Barclays Center.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Kings at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 12 games on the road
Sacramento is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Sacramento is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Sacramento at Toronto, Friday, January 4
Cleveland at Charlotte, Friday, January 4