Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 11/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings (4-4) will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-5) on Monday.
The Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Warriors and took home the win by a score of 118-110 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Cavaliers finished with 24 and the Warriors totaled 29 personal fouls. They converted 13 of 38 tries from 3-point range. Golden State finished the contest at 76.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 30 attempts. In addition, Golden State snagged 55 boards (15 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Golden State recorded 26 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. When it comes to defense, Cleveland allowed 41.1% from the floor on 37 out of 90 shooting. They also distributed 23 dimes in this game while forcing 20 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 45 with 11 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 33 of their 43 tries for a percentage of 76.7%. Cleveland ended the contest with a 43.0% field goal percentage (37 of 86) and made 11 out of their 30 3-pointers.
Caris LeVert is a player who came through in this game. He was able to score 22 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He played 36 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. LeVert walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Cleveland will take the court with a record of 4-5 so far this year. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a group are committing 21.1 fouls per game. As a team, Cleveland is snagging 44.9 boards per game and has 217 dimes so far this season, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are shooting 32.6% on shots from distance (102 of 313) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.7 points per outing (23rd in the league) while shooting 45.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They surrender 37.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.9). The Cavaliers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.8% (360 of 803) and they concede 47.0 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 227 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Kings walked away with a victory by a final of 105-98 against the Thunder. The Kings were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 52 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 10 steals in the matchup. The Thunder were called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throws for a rate of 76.2%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Sacramento buried 13 out of 47 tries (27.7%). Overall, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 38 out of 91 from the field which had them shooting 41.8%. The Kings permitted the Thunder to convert 39 of 87 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 44.8% for the game. They shot 23.3% from downtown by shooting 7 out of 30 and ended up shooting 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). With respect to rebounding, Sacramento allowed Oklahoma City to collect 38 in total (5 offensive).
Kevin Huerter ended up being a factor for the Kings for the contest. Huerter scored 28 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the matchup. He converted 11 of 19 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 57.9%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 4-4 so far this season. The Kings commit 21.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.1 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. Sacramento has accounted for 889 points this season (111.1 per game) and they grab 45.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Kings are connecting on 43.7% from the floor, which is ranked 28th in the league.
The Sacramento defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (92 of 255) and opponents are converting on 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 27.1 dimes and 43.5 boards per contest, which has them ranked 25th and 12th in the NBA. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.8. They have forced 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.6% from the floor (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento
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