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NBA Game Preview - Cavaliers underdogs vs Kings at Sacramento

Cleveland CavaliersSacramento Kings
13-23January 12, 2014, 06:00 | Sleep Train Arena12-22

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Cavaliers of Cleveland hit the hard court against the Kings of Sacramento.

Sacramento battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 13-23 mark (17-19 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-15 for the Kings and 18-18 for the Cavaliers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The Kings were listed as a -3-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 205.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 23 and the Cavaliers at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 90-89 result in favor of the Kings.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 113-102 result against the Jazz on January 10. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 215 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points for Cleveland on Friday, leading the Cavaliers to a 113-102 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 12-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 23 in the league with 6.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 7.17 per outing.

A few Cavaliers at Kings trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
Sacramento is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Sacramento is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 14th
Sacramento at Indiana, Tuesday, January 14th