Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-18) at Sacramento Kings (15-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -3 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost seven of their last eight overall and will be looking to snap a four-game skid after getting thumped by the Warriors by 112-94 on Friday. JR Smith flourished in his second game with his new team, scoring a game-high 27 points while Kyrie Irving added 23 points, but as the game progressed, it was all so clear how far apart these teams are when LeBron James doesn't suit up. Timofey Mozgov made his first appearance for his new team and scored nine points in 27 minutes off the bench, but will surely figure more and more as the season progresses because the Cavs don't have anyone else with his size.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have lost four of their last six overall and are coming off a 118-108 loss to the Nuggets despite a big night from DeMarcus Cousins who poured in 32 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Rudy Gay added 22 points and Darren Collison added 15, but you're never going to beat the high-octane Nuggets when you allow them to shoot over 55 percent from the field. Early on, the Kings did a great job of outscoring the Nuggets in a fast paced game, but they came out flat out of the half time break and got scorched 36-15 in the third quarter. With the loss, Sacramento drops to 15-21 overall and 9-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, while the Kings are 4-16-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall and 1-6-2 ATS in their last nine home games.
Head to head, the Cavs are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 meetings overall and the Road team is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings.
The Kings have never been a reliable team to put your money on, but there isn't a better than time than the present to bet against this struggling Cavs outfit. I think Cousins is going to dominate inside and play a big role in giving the Kings a nice win at home in this one.