Cavaliers vs. Kings - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (21-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (36-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSOH
The Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27 points and 11.3 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 assists. Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 96.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 17.8 points and four assists. J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Kevin Love is questionable and Matthew Dellavedova is doubtful.
The Kings are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 8-21-2 ATS in their last 31 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland and 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I usually shy away from the Cavs and a big number, but the Kings don't play much defense and haven't had much success on the road straight up or against the spread. This is a game the Cavs SHOULD be able to win by double digits but be careful.