Cavaliers vs. Kings 1/30/15 - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (16-28) at Cleveland Cavaliers (27-20)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSOH
The Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Sacramento Kings have lost seven straight games and play their fourth straight road game. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 104.6 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.8 points and 12.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.2 points and 4.1 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 5.8 assists and Ben McLemore is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Sacramento Kings have allowed 103 or more points in four of their last five games and are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep during that stretch. The Kings inconsistencies on the the defensive side of the ball have hurt them all season and is the reason they’re falling out of the playoff hunt.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to climb up the standings with eight straight wins. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 101.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.1 points and 5.2 assists while J.R. Smith is averaging 14 points and three rebounds. Timofey Mozgov is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Matthew Dellavedova is dishing 3.2 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers have improved defensively, as they’re allowing 41.4 percent shooting from the field and 30.9 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Cavs have shown they’re great when clicking on all sides. LeBron James is doubtful and Kevin Love is questionable for this game with injuries.
The Kings are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
With the way the Cavs are playing right now, you'd be a fool to bet against them. The Kings are just too inconsistent to back at this point against a red hot team.