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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings

February 5, 2024



The Sacramento Kings will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Monday evening and will air on Bally Sports Ohio.

Sacramento enters this game with a record of 29-19 and is in 5th place in the Western Conference while having won six of their last seven games and is on a two-game winning streak following a 123-115 win on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. The success of the Kings this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they enter this game averaging the 9th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 118.11 points per game. 

De’Aaron Fox has been one of the main catalysts for the success the Kings have had offensively as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 27.5 points per game and is 2nd on the team in assists with an average of 5.4 assists per game. However, Sacramento has been a below-average team defensively this season as they are allowing an average of 117.41 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.53 points per game. The Sacramento Kings will look to get their 7th win in their last eight games when they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter this game as one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they have won 13 of their last 14 games and are on a five-game winning streak which includes Saturday’s 117-101 win on the road against the San Antonio Spurs which has improved their record to 31-16 and puts them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland has been one of the best defensive teams in the league as they are allowing the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 109.85 points allowed per game, however, they play at a slower tempo than the majority of teams in the NBA which also leads them to be a below-average team offensively as they are averaging 114.26 points per game. Donovan Mitchell has played a pivotal role in the success Cleveland has had this season as he leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with an average of 28.2 points, 6.4 assists, and 1.87 steals per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Sacramento Kings on Monday evening.

BookMaker has the Cleveland Cavaliers listed as 5-point favorites at home against the Sacramento Kings on Monday evening. Sacramento has won eight of the previous ten including the previous three matchups against Cleveland while covering the spread in eight of the last ten including four straight games in the series. The Sacramento Kings are 26-21-1 ATS overall, 16-9-1 ATS on the road, and 9-4 ATS as an underdog this season while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-20-2 ATS overall, 12-11-1 ATS at home, and 16-11-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Cleveland enters this game with a better record, however, Sacramento has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including three straight against Cleveland. The Kings have covered the spread in four straight games in the series and eight of the last ten contests and have been one of the best teams at covering the spread on the road this season with a record of 16-9-1 ATS on the road. As a result, I am taking the points with the Sacramento Kings when they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Spooky Express Pick: Sacramento Kings +5