Cleveland vs Sacramento Pro Hoops Lines Report

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,March 8, 2016 11:06, EST in

There are a lot of things that need to go right in order for a team to end the NBA betting season as the champion. Injuries need to be avoided, a little bit of luck helps, and a tight locker room are just a few of the elements that go into a championship season. If the Cleveland Cavaliers are to bring home an NBA title, they are going to have to do so without the locker room harmony in place. There are stories circulating about players not getting along, and others essentially saying that they want out of Cleveland altogether. Despite all of this, they are still the top team in the Eastern Conference, although they seem to be finding it increasingly difficult to hold off the Toronto Raptors in second place. The Cavaliers have what would appear to be a very winnable game versus the Kings on Wednesday night, but given how things are going with the Cavs right now, they may not be a sure bet. Here’s a quick look back at the last game between these two, which was a month ago.

Cleveland vs Sacramento Pro Hoops Lines Report

When: Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30 PM EST
Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento
TV: FSOH and CSAC
Radio: WTAM and KHTK
Live Stream: NBA.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers

This game opens up a stretch where the Cavaliers (44-18) will play 6 of their next 7 games on the road. The Cavs are a relatively healthy 17-12 away from home, and are 17-6 overall against teams from the Western Conference. The problem with Cleveland at the moment in terms of a betting proposition is that you never really know what you are going to get from them. There are certainly plenty of nights where they look like one of the best teams in the league, which they should do given their talent level, but then there are also nights where that lack of locker room harmony is on full display on the court. This is a game they should win comfortably, but you just never know with this group. The Cavs are averaging 103.2 PPG, and are giving up 97.2 PPG.

Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings

The Kings (25-37) are another team that are a bit of a mess. A couple of weeks ago, reports started to circulate that coach George Karl was about to be fired, but then the team turned around and announced that he would be staying on. This is a team that is bad enough without casting this sort of doubt over the future of the franchise. The Kings have not been good all year, but their 6 losses in the last 7 games serves as a sign that they may actually be getting worse. In fairness, their schedule was brutal during that stretch, and it doesn’t get any better here, as they are facing a Cavaliers team that beat them by 20 points earlier on this season. The Kings are averaging 106.9 PPG, and are giving up 109.4 PPG.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Despite all the reported unrest in Cleveland, the Cavaliers have still found a way to win on a consistent basis. This is a game they should win quite handily, but maybe not by as much as they did the last time they faced the Kings.

Cleveland Cavaliers 109 Sacramento Kings 100