Sacramento at Cleveland- NBA Wednesday Preview and Pick
VietBet Game Line: Cleveland -13
VietBet Total Line: 215.5
In a 7 p.m. (ET) tip at Quicken Loans Arena, the Sacramento Kings will continue their extended eight-game road trip with a stop in Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.
Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Preview
The Kings dropped the first two games of this current trip to Memphis and Chicago, but this past Monday night they stunned Detroit as seven-point underdogs with a 109-104 victory. This was just their third straight-up win in their last 13 games and the total sent OVER BetAnySports’ closing 205-point line after staying UNDER in six of their previous eight games. Sacramento is now 5-9 against the spread in its last 14 contests.
DeMarcus Cousins continues to be a one-man force for the Kings with a team-high 28 points, 10.3 rebound and 4.3 assists a game. In Monday night’s win, he led all scorers with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Sacramento, as a team, is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring with an average of 102.5 points a game. It is ranked 20th at the other end of the court when it comes to points allowed (105.4).
Cleveland continues to set the pace in the Eastern Conference standings at 30-13, but it has not always been the top betting team with an 18-23-2 record ATS. Despite the defending champs overall success this season, the last few weeks have been forgettable with a 2-5 record both SU and ATS in its last seven games. The Cavaliers are coming off rare back-to-back losses to San Antonio at home and New Orleans on the road. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in both of those setbacks and it has gone OVER in four of their last five games.
The Cavaliers continue to rack up points during this slide with an average of 111.5 points over their past four games, but there has to be some major concern with a defensive effort that has allowed an average of 117.8 points during this same span. Overall, Cleveland remains one of the top scoring teams in the league with 109.6 PPG and defensively it is 15th in the NBA in points allowed (104.9).
Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers Free Game Prediction
A home game against the Kings could be just what Cleveland needs to get back on track. BetAnySports has opened this game with a hefty 13-point spread, but I am looking for a much better effort from the Cavs on Wednesday night with a win both SU and ATS.