Cleveland Cavaliers (17-27) at Sacramento Kings (20-25)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers invade the Golden 1 Center to take to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a rut lately as they’ve lost seven of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after last night’s 100-86 road loss to the shorthanded Lakers. Larry Nance Jr. led the team with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Darius Garland added 14 points with five assists while Jarrett Allen chipped in with 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 38 percent from the field and a miserly five of 26 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to take the lead at halftime, before watching their hard work go down the drain in the third quarter where the Lakers outscored them by 28-10. Garland shot just six of 17 from the field, Cedi Osman shot just two of eight while Brodric Thomas scored just five points on zero of seven shooting.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been in great form lately as they’ve won five of their past six games and they will be looking to build on their current three-game win streak after blowing past the shorthanded Warriors in a 141-119 home win on Thursday. De’Aaron Fox led the team with 44 points and seven assists on 16 of 22 shooting, Richaun Holmes added 25 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, Tyrese Haliburton scored 21 points while Buddy Hield chipped in with 16 points and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Kings shot a sizzling 60 percent from the field and 19 of 38 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 72 points in the first half to take the double-digit lead at halftime, before pushing the margin out to 24 points in the third quarter to put the game out or each early.
Looking at the betting trends, the Cavaliers are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team below. 400 and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Cavaliers are 0-6 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Cavaliers will be disappointed with last night’s loss to the depleted Lakers as they looked to be in full control heading into halftime, while the Kings have come to life with five wins in their last six outings and just beat the shorthanded Warriors by 22 points in their last outing. The Cavaliers are only 3-12 AT Sin their last 15 road games and just 0-6 ATS in the last six meetings overall, so I’m sticking with the Kings to stay hot with another win and cover here.