Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. (ET)
NBA Pointspread: Cleveland -12
Total Line: 215.5
Sacramento at Cleveland Game Matchup Overview
The Kings were able to snap a straight-up five-game losing streak on Monday night with a stunning 109-104 victory against Detroit as seven-point road underdogs with BetAnySports. This was their third road game in a row as part of an extended eight-game road trip. Sacramento has now covered against the spread in its last two games following a 4-9 skid ATS that dates all the way back to Christmas. The total has stayed UNDER in six of its last nine games.
DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers in Monday’s win with 22 points while going just 8-for-22 from the field. However he did add 14 rebounds and six assists to the winning cause. The Kings are ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring with an average of 102.5 points per game and they comes in at 20th on the list in points allowed (105.4). Despite Cousin’s team-high 10.3 rebounds a game, Sacramento remains one of the worst rebounding teams in the league with 40.7 a game.
Cleveland is coming off back-to-back losses to San Antonio at home and New Orleans on the road as a favorite in both contests. The Cavaliers are just 2-5 both SU and ATS in their last seven games which is by far the worst slide of the year in light of their overall record of 30-13 SU (18-23-2 ATS). The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 215.5-point line in Monday’s 124-122 loss to the Pelicans as 10-point road favorites and it has gone OVER in four of their last five games.
Even the best teams in the league go through some rough patches over the course of an extended 82-game regular season, but there has to be some concern with Cleveland’s play in the month of January. Going back over the past four games, the Cavaliers have averaged 111.5 PPG, but at the other end of the court they have given up an average of 117.8 points. On the year, they are scoring 109.6 points verse a points-allowed average of 104.9.