Two teams from different conferences and currently sitting on opposite sides of the league table are clashing, when the hottest team currently in the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-7), are hosting the Sacramento Kings (7-16), who have struggled to find their rhythm lately.
Date/Time: 12-06-2017, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5
Cavaliers have a 17-7 record (9-14-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have 12 consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Chicago with a 113-91 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 28 ppg, adding 7.9 rebounds and a team high 8.5 assists per game. He is followed by Kevin Love with 19.2 ppg and a team high 10.4 rebounds per game.
Kings have a 7-16 record (9-11-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second to last place of the West. They are 4-6 in their last 10 and in their last game they lost on the road against Milwaukee with a 104-109 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach Randolph with 13.9 ppg, adding a team high 6.3 rebounds per game. He is followed by Buddy Hield with 11.8 ppg, while the rookie De’Aaron Fox adds 10.3 ppg and a team high 4.2 assists per game.
In their two meetings last season, each team managed to win on the road (Cavs by 12 and Kings by 4 in overtime). Cavs are 8-4 at home so far this season, while Kings are 3-10 on the road. Cavs are better offensively, scoring a third-best of 111.5 ppg to Kings’ second-worse of 95.7, while Kings are better defensively, allowing 105.7 ppg to Cavs’ 108.1. Cavs have a better field goal percentage, shooting with a third-best of 48.2% to Kings’ 44.3%, while Kings have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 38.3% to Cavs’ 37%. Cavs are better in rebounding, grabbing 42.5 to Kings’ second-worse of 39.1 and in assists made (22.7 to 20.3). Cavs are coming in this game red-hot and they are the absolute favorite for the win. Vegas odds give them a -12.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds easily.
Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 (-110)
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