Cavs vs. Kings Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Kings cover as large underdog vs. Cavs? 12/27/17

Will the Sacramento Kings cover the point spread as a large underdog when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: Cleveland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavs are 9.5-point road favorites to knock off the Kings, who opened as 8.5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 209 points after hitting the board at 207.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday afternoon, 64% of betting tickets are on the Cavaliers to cover the spread but 65% of the money is on the Kings.

Injury Report: Isaiah Thomas remains out with a hip injury and both Derrick Rose (ankle) and Iman Shumpert (knee) are out tonight for the Cavs. On the other side, De'AaronF ox (quad) is out for the Kings, as is Harry Giles (knee).

Who We Like: Sacramento. The Cavs have dropped six of seven at the betting window and are just 1-11 against the spread in their last 12 games when playing on one day of rest. They're winless at 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against Western Conference foes and are a brutal 3-14-1 against the number in their last 18 games when facing a team with a losing record. Finally, Cleveland is just 9-21-2 at the betting window in its last 32 road games versus a team with a losing home record.

The Kings, meanwhile, are 8-0-1 against the spread in their last nine home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. They're also 7-2 at the betting window in their last nine home games versus a team with a winning road record and have covered in six of their last nine games coming off a loss (with one push).

 

NBA WEDNESDAY PREDICTION: SACRAMENTO KINGS +9.5

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