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Cavaliers vs Kings NBA Game Preview

Cleveland CavaliersSacramento Kings
March 16, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Odds

12-53TEAM RECORD16-49

The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Power Balance Pavilion against the Kings.

Sacramento battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 12-53 mark (25-37-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 38-27 for the Kings and 38-27 for the Cavaliers.

View Cleveland vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 210 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 25-rated Kings in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-91 win for the Kings on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 98.8 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.7 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 108.2 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 95-75 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 170 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland was run off the court by the Thunder on Sunday as Oklahoma City blasted them 95-75 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Sacramento won its last outing, a 129-119 result against the Warriors on March 14. The Kings covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 248 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sacramento got 42 points from Marcus Thornton en route to a 129-119 victory over Golden State on Monday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

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 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Portland, Thursday, March 17
Sacramento home to Philadelphia, Friday, March 18