Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 8.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 24-10. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 11-21. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per contest and giving up 105.1, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 11-22-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-16-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-15-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/26/17 G Vince Carter Ribs is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
12/22/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is out indefinitely
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lebron James averages 28.4 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Willie Cauley-Stein averages 10.8 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Zach Randolph averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.76 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the league with 96.6 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.53. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Kings are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Kings surrender 105.1 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 5th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -8.5
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