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Korver's Cavaliers Transition Has Been a Rocky One

The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a pair of uninspiring performances against Portland and Utah, but they’ll have an opportunity to bounce back on Friday vs the Sacramento Kings. Oddsmakers initially set the Kings as 6-point home underdogs with a total of 211.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games with one day off between games.
  • The Kings are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Kings are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after an ATS win.

The Cavs shot a season-worst 34.1 percent from the field against Portland and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14) in the 102-86 loss. The team is attempting to fit in newly acquired sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who recently came over in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks. Korver is averaging just two points on 2-of-10 shooting in two games since the trade.

Cleveland absolutely owned this series last year, as the wine and gold dropped at least 120 points on the Kings in their two victories last season. The Cavs have won four of their past five vs Sacramento.

The Cavs simply haven't been getting the job done when tabbed as favorites lately. In its last six with the favorite label, Cleveland is 0-6 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Sacramento Kings as 6-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 211 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 106-103 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 16-20-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sacramento Kings are 20-17-1 ATS. Cleveland is 19-18-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Sacramento is 16-22 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Sacramento vs Cleveland injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the No. 26-rated Sacramento Kings in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 11 in the league with 44.5 per game. That compares with Sacramento's No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA's No. 19-ranked team at 8.89 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 2 with 12.66 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from LeBron James, who added 20 rebounds, but Portland still ran past Cleveland 102-86 on Wednesday at Moda Center.

Sacramento got 24 points and 24 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 100-94 victory over Detroit on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Golden State, Monday, January 16th
Sacramento home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 15th