Kings vs. Cavs Prediction

Kings vs. Cavs Picks: Cleveland a bad bet to cover as big favorite? 1/25/17

Are the Cavaliers a bad bet to cover as a double-digit favorite tonight when they host the Kings at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cavaliers are 12-point home favorites versus the Kings while the over/under currently sits at 216 points. While the point spread hasn't budged since it hit the board at 12, the total has been bet from 215.5 up to 216.

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The Kings finally snapped their five-game losing streak with a 109-104 win at Detroit on Monday night. They have covered in back-to-back games, but have dropped eight of their last 10 games overall. Ty Lawson finished with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, six assists and a steal off the bench in Sacramento's win over the Pistons.

The Cavs are in a bit of a funk, losing back-to-back games against the Spurs and Pelicans, as well as three of their last four overall. The recent losing sent LeBron James into a tirade following the defeat at New Orleans. "I'm not mad or upset at management cause [David Griffin] and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat," James Tweeted. "If that's what we wanna do." James wants the Cavs' front office to add another playmaker.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Kings are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games coming off a win. They're also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against the Cavs, while the home team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five games between these two teams and the home squad is 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. It's a big number tonight, but the Cavs are pissed and the Kings are struggling. This will get ugly.



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