The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-7) and the Sacramento Kings (7-16) go head-to-head at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers are a 13-point favorite and will attempt to continue their 12-game winning streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 210.5 points and it will air on Fox Sports – Ohio at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds
In their last matchup, the Cavaliers had no trouble getting past the Chicago Bulls, 113-91, while the Kings fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-104.
Cleveland played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 7.3 (better than their season average of 13.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.599 (above their season average of 0.551). For those same stats, Chicago was 10.9 and 0.470, respectively. Sacramento, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.552 (above their season average of 0.488). Kevin Love played a key role for Cleveland with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Zach Randolph played well for Sacramento, contributing 22 points and seven rebounds.
The prolific offense of Cleveland (third in the league with an offensive efficiency of 111.8) will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Sacramento (30th in the league with a defensive efficiency of 110.4). The Cavaliers should have the edge on that end of the court. Furthermore, the Kings rank 29th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.155), while the Cavaliers rank fifth in opponents’ FTA rate (0.176).
Of the Kings’ 23 games, 12 have finished over the projected point total. Sacramento holds records of 7-16 straight up (SU) and 9-11-3 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Cavaliers’ 24 games, 14 have finished over the total. Cleveland has an outstanding 17-7 SU record, but they struggle covering the spread (9-14-1 ATS).
The Kings’ Randolph has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade has averaged 15.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals during that same time frame for the Cavaliers.
This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Kings won the most recent matchup 116-112. Sacramento had a much better turnover percentage (9.5 vs. 15.7). Cleveland, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.579 vs. 0.511). This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.
Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Cavaliers, ATS Winner – Cavaliers, O/U – Over
Cleveland ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (32.2) while Sacramento ranks 29th (20.9).
The Cavaliers rank 19th in rebounds per game (42.5) while the Kings rank 28th (39.1).
Cleveland ranks second in blocks allowed per game (4.1) while Sacramento ranks fourth (4.2).
The Cavaliers rank 13th in assists per game (22.7) while the Kings rank 27th (20.3).
The Kings rank 19th in points in the paint per game (41.7) while the Cavaliers rank 21st in points allowed in the paint per game (45.2).
Sacramento ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.7) while Cleveland ranks 11th (16.7).
In games where they allow less than 100 points, Sacramento is 3-2 and Cleveland is 7-0.
When scoring more than 100 points, the Kings are 4-4 and the Cavaliers are 17-5.
Sacramento is 3-7-3 ATS on the road, while Cleveland is 1-10-1 ATS at home.
The Kings have 7 overs, 5 unders and 1 push in 13 road games.
In 12 home games, the Cavaliers have 7 overs and 5 unders.
The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Cavaliers are 3-2.
In their last five games, Sacramento has 4 overs and 1 under, while Cleveland has 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Kings’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, down from 10.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Cavaliers have scored an average of 114.2 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 100.8 points per game (7.3 below their season average).