Kings vs. Cavaliers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are listed as a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 210 points.
Sacramento comes in with a 7-16 overall record and 9-11-3 ATS after a 109-104 loss at the Bucks. Cleveland is 17-7 overall and 9-14-1 ATS following a 113-91 victory at the Bulls, its 12th consecutive win. The Cavaliers went 2-0 straight up and 1-1 ATS in two meetings last season. The over went 2-0.
The Kings were paced by Zach Randolph with 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists off the bench in the loss at Milwaukee. Buddy Hield contributed 19 points, six boards and four assists off the bench. De'Aaron Fox added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Kings trailed by a count of 63-52 at halftime.
Kevin Love led Cleveland with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the victory at Chicago. Dwyane Wade accounted for 24 points, six rebounds and two assists off the bench. LeBron James pitched in with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. The Cavs led 61-45 at halftime.
Sacramento is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 meetings in Cleveland. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The poor Kings. Already a bit road-weary, they get the red-hot Cavs in Cleveland tonight. The spread is big, but the Cavaliers just smoked the Bulls on the road and LeBron is remarkably somehow playing some of the best basketball of his life when delving into his statistics. The biggest key for Cleveland might be its bench as the production it is getting from Wade and company lessens the drop-off when starters rest. Take the hosts in a blowout here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -12.5