The Sacramento Kings (29-19) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-16) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Kings vs Cavaliers
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Kings took down the Bulls by a score of 123-115. Heading into the second half, the Kings were leading 71-52.
Currently, the Kings are 29-19 and are looking to stay above .500 as they face the Cavaliers today. In the Western Conference, they are in 5th place and are 2nd in the Pacific division.
Against the spread, the Kings have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 26-22. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 16-10, as opposed to a 10-12 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Spurs, Donovan Mitchell was the top scorer for the Cavaliers’ offense, scoring 31 points and shooting 12/20 from the field. The Cavaliers picked up a 117-101 win, and Evan Mobley also added 28 points which was 2nd on the team.
As they prepare for today’s game, the Cavaliers are looking to extend their five-game winning streak. Overall, the Cavaliers are 31-16 this season. In Eastern Conference matchups, the Cavaliers are 20-10, while they are 11-6 against non-conference opponents.
Currently, Cleveland holds an above .500 ATS record of 25-20 so far this year. The Cavaliers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 16-12 vs. the spread as the favorite.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 118.5 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Kings are averaging 118.5 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. However, they have been better at home (121.3 PPG) compared to on the road (116.2 PPG).
Sacramento’s offense is one of the most up-tempo in the league, ranking 7th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 48% which is 10th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Kings have made the 4th most three-pointers per game (14.9) and are 11th in three-point shooting percentage (37%). In terms of free throws, they are 24th in made free throws (16.2) and 18th in free throw attempts (22.2).
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through 47 games games, Cleveland is averaging 114.3 points per game (20th).
At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 115.4 points per game, which is 17th in the league. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 114.3 points per game. Cleveland is 21st in pace at 98 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in attempts but just 19th in percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 12th in field goal percentage. In terms of two-point shooting, Cleveland is 7th in the league at 56%.
So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA average in 44.7% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 27th in both attempts and makes. Cleveland is 15th in offensive rebounds and 11th in assists.
Kings Team Defense
The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 117.5 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.3% and allowing 38.7% from beyond the arc.
Cavaliers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.2% of their games. Currently, they are 3rd in the NBA at 109.7 points per game allowed. Most recently, the Cavaliers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 101 points to the Spurs.
Key Players For The Kings And Cavaliers
For today’s matchup, we project De’Aaron Fox to lead the scoring for the Kings, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/20. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.5 points per game, along with 4 rebounds.
As for Cleveland, Donovan Mitchell is projected to be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 28, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.9%, and his scoring average is 28.2 points per game.
Kings vs Cavaliers Trends
- In their last five road games, Sacramento has averaged 117 points per game while allowing 112 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Cleveland has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Kings have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Sacramento posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
- Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5, the Kings is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Kings and Cavaliers to reach a combined total of 228 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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