The Sacramento Kings will end a seven-game road trip against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which could play into this game being an expert NBA pick. The Cavaliers have been one of the hottest teams, and the Kings, being on the road for so long will lean the line to favor the home team.
Despite being on the road, the Kings have played well, winning six of their last seven. Most recently, they beat a depleted Chicago Bulls team 123-115. The Cavaliers are also coming off a nice road win, beating the San Antonio Spurs 117-101 for their fifth straight victory.
Kings vs Cavaliers Game Information
1. Game: Kings (29-19) vs Cavaliers (31-16)
2. Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
3. Day Game: Monday, Feb. 5
4. Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
5. Kings vs Cavaliers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Even though the Kings have not had much trouble on the road recently, facing the Cavaliers could be a different challenge. The Cavaliers have been one of the hottest teams in the league, so they are favored in NBA picks and spreads.
Kings vs Cavaliers Head-to-Head
Kings vs Cavaliers Odds and Spreads
Kings vs Cavaliers Betting Trends
1. Cavaliers are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
2. Cavaliers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5.
3. Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
4. Under is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
5. Under is 5-1-1 in Cavaliers last 7 home games.
6. Under is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
7. Under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 vs a team with a winning straight up record.
8. Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog of 11.0 or greater.
Kings vs Cavaliers ATS Pick: Cavaliers -4½
Over the last 14 games, Cleveland has arguably been the best team in the league. The Cavaliers have a 13-1 record in that time, with the only loss coming against the Milwaukee Bucks, a team they also beat twice during this stretch.
This run that the Cavaliers are on has started to change how NBA predictions see the team, now in third place in the Eastern Conference. On top of that, the Cavaliers are still getting back to full strength.
After missing most of December and nearly all of January, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley returned to the court for the Cavaliers, which could change NBA lines. Donovan Mitchell, who was selected to the All-Star Game, has already been playing at an elite level. Adding some support for him should allow the Cavaliers to keep this momentum going.
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— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 4, 2024
It looked like some of the pieces of a healthy Cavaliers team started to fall into place against the Spurs. Mitchell had 31 points with eight rebounds and seven assists, while Mobley had his biggest game since returning from injury, with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Kings vs Cavaliers Over/Under Pick: Under 235
The Kings still have one of the most electrifying and exciting offenses this season despite the numbers being down compared to 2022-23. That was displayed against the Bulls and during this road trip.
In the win over the Bulls, the Kings’ offense was fully clicking. De’Aaron Fox scored 41 points while MalikMonk added 22 and seven assists off the bench. Domantas Sabonis also had another triple-double with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Fox and Sabonis were both snubs for the All-Star Game but could wind up as injury replacements.
However, despite Sacramento’s elite offense, the under seems like the best option for NBA picks in this game. This road trip could be taxing on the Kings, who are also facing a hot Cavaliers team that has relied mainly on their defense. The Cavaliers have the best defensive rating over the last 14 games at 104.3 and that has been the most significant component of this winning streak. It has also helped Clevland hit the under in seven of its previous 10 games.
Kings vs Cavaliers Player Prop Pick: Evan Mobley Over 12.5 points (-107)
Mobley missed a lot of games and had been out since Dec. 8 before returning to the court on Jan. 29. He hadn’t played to the full extent of his skills in his first two games back but dominated the Spurs. Facing the Kings and their weak defenses should open the door for Mobley to build off what he did in the last game.
Kings vs Cavaliers Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Can the Cavaliers keep their standing in the Eastern Conference?
Now that the Cavaliers are starting to get healthy again, they should be playing even better, which is hard to imagine after winning 13 of the last 14 games.
How is the Kings' defense holding up this season?
The Kings’ defense is vital to the team’s success this season since they already have a proven offense. However, the defense is still in the league’s bottom half in points allowed and defensive rating.