Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings - 2/11/14
Sacramento Kings (17-34) at Cleveland Cavaliers (18-33)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -1 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for their third straight win against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Head to head, the Kings are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland while the underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings road team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400, but just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Kings on the other hand are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
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I like the Cleveland Cavaliers to defeat the Sacramento Kings tonight for a couple reasons:
1: The Cavaliers have actually looked like a professional basketball team since their then General Manager in Chris Grant was fired last week. Since his departure, Cleveland has rattled off two straight wins in Washington and then at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night, despite being underdogs in both meetings. Teams usually always play well once someone has quit or been fired, so this is not an uncommon thing to see. We should at least get one or two more strong games out of the Cavs before they revert back to their sucky ways again.
2: The Kings have won only six road games all season long and they are coming off two very average performances in Boston and Washington, losing both games by double-digits. Even though DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas have all missed games recently due to injury, Sac-Town has now dropped nine of their past 11 overall.
3: The revenge factor. The Kings and Cavs met in Sacramento recently and the home team came away with a lazy 44-point victory. Don’t think for a second that Cleveland has forgotten about the beating they suffered that night. This is the perfect opportunity for the Cavs to get the payback they deserve.
Given everything I just said above, the Cavaliers look like the play here...
Dan’s Pick: Cleveland -1