The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-5) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (4-4) on Monday, November 13th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Golden 1 Center and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Cavaliers vs Kings
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
In the Cavaliers’ most recent game against the Warriors, Caris LeVert led the Cavaliers with 22 points while going 8/18 from the field. Donovan Mitchell also added 21 points as the Cavaliers won the game by a score of 118-110.
The Cavaliers will face the Kings bringing in an overall record of 4-5 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. So far, the Cavaliers have gone 2-3 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 2-2 in non-conference contests.
So far, Cleveland’s ATS record is below .500 at 3-6. Cleveland has gone 1-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 2-2 when playing as underdogs.
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
In the Kings’ most recent game against the Thunder, Kevin Huerter led the Kings with 28 points while going 11/19 from the field. The Kings picked up a 105-98 win, and Keegan Murray also added 24 points which was 2nd on the team.
The Kings are gearing up to face the Cavaliers, aiming to push their record above .500, given their current standing at 4-4. In away games this season, the Kings have put together a 1-3 record, whereas they have a 3-1 record when playing at home.
Against the spread, Sacramento is .500 so far this season with a mark of 4-4 ATS. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 2-2, as opposed to a 2-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through nine games the Cavaliers are averaging 109.7 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA. So far, the Cavaliers are averaging 99.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 25th in made shots per game.
Kings Offense Breakdown
In eight games games, Sacramento has an average of 111.1 points per game (18th). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.5 made 3’s per game. Sacramento is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 12th in fewest turnovers per game.
Cavaliers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 33.3% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 111.9 points per game allowed.
Opponents are hitting 48.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.
Kings Team Defense
At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 17th, allowing 113.8 points per game.
The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 41.8% shooting. Overall, they gave up 98 points to Oklahoma City.
Key Players For The Cavaliers And Kings
In today’s game, our projections have Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 20 points on 8/15 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 29.5 points per game, in addition to 5.1 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 18 while also collecting 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.6% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 31.3 points per game.
Cavaliers vs Kings Trends
- Through their last three road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 119. Cleveland posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- Through their last three home games, Sacramento has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 95 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-1.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
Cavaliers vs Kings Prediction
The Cavaliers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 112-107. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Cavaliers at -2.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 223.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Kings to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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