Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s game in the NBA. East meets West in tonight’s clash in Cleveland as the Cavaliers welcome the Sacramento Kings to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Winning streaks don’t come by often if you are a Sacramento Kings fan and last night they had their longest of the season snapped by the Charlotte Hornets 124-123. De’Aaron Fox missed two key free-throws which could have iced the game for the Kings down the stretch, but the young star just couldn’t handle the pressure. Prior to that game the Kings have won 3 in a row and 5 of their last 7 which has elevated them to 10th in the Western Conference rankings. They enter tonight’s game having covered the spread 6 times in the last 7 games against the Cavaliers and 4 times in the last 5 visits to Cleveland.
Cleveland to punch above their weight class without star shooting guard Collin Sexton who is out for the season with a knee injury. After losses to title contenders Utah and Milwaukee, the Cavs bounced back against two playoff teams by beating the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves in dominant fashion. Last night at Minnesota a total of 7 players scored in double figures, including all 5 starters led by Jarrett Allen who had 21 on the night. Veteran power forward Kevin Love chipped in with 18 off the bench to help the Cavs win their 9th road game of the season. At home they are 10-3 ATS in 13 games, so the confidence level is high ahead of tonight’s game.
Both teams are playing solid basketball lately, but the Cavaliers are the team that’s actually playing well on both ends. Sacramento prefers to outscore opponents, while Cleveland gets timely stops. They are 19-7 ATS for the season and I really like their chances at home tonight. Cavs to cover.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Sacramento Kings Predictions & Odds
Cleveland -7 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring wise these two teams are near the top of the NBA in their last few games. The Cavaliers normally don’t score a ton, but in their last 5 games we’ve seen that trend turn around and they are averaging 110.8 per game. Sacramento’s offense has improved a ton since the hiring of offensive mastermind Alvin Gentry, in their last 3 games they are averaging 123.3 points per game and the over has cashed 6 times in the last 8 games. For the Cavs the over has cashed 4 times in their last 5 games. Looking at the last 10 meetings the average amount of points per game is 218.9 between these two, which would put us just slightly above the total offered tonight. Sacramento prefers to play a fast tempo on the road this season, they are 9-4 on the O/U in 13 games and are 1st in the NBA in points per game away from home at 114.9 tied with Charlotte. Sactown also ranks 8th in pace of play this season, I think they’ll try to push the tempo in this one and score as many points as they can. Hopefully the Cavs respond and we go over the total in this one.
Over 217.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365