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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The Sacramento Kings host Cleveland on Monday, looking to build on their 13-24 mark against the 9-30 Cavaliers in NBA action at Power Balance Pavilion.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings currently sports a record of 13-24, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-20-1 ATS. The Cavaliers are 9-30 and 17-22 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 24-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 20-19 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Cavaliers listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 203.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 27 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-92 result in favor of the Cavaliers today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 12-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.1 PPG. The Kings have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 113-93 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers were blown out by Los Angeles on Sunday, losing by a 113-93 final at STAPLES Center in basketball betting action.
The Kings were a 128-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 128-99 at Power Balance Pavilion.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cavaliers at Kings trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Cleveland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Portland, Wednesday, January 16
Sacramento home to Washington, Wednesday, January 16