Monday, February 8, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 21-29 and a road record of 8-16. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-20. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 36-14 and a home record of 20-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 96.6, good for a point differential of 5.6. Cleveland has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 22-9. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers score 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-26-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 24-24-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 22-26-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-26-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/07/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle probable Sunday vs. Boston
02/07/16 PG Rajon Rondo Toe probable Sunday vs. Boston
02/07/16 C Willie Cauley-Stein Calf is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Boston
02/06/16 G Ben McLemore Wrist expected to miss Sunday vs. Boston
02/06/16 F Rudy Gay Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Boston
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/07/16 F Kevin Love Thigh "?" Monday vs. Sacramento
02/07/16 G Matthew Dellavedova Hamstring doubtful Monday vs. Sacramento
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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