Written and authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Sunday January 11, 2015. At 9:0 PM EST.
The (19-18) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central Division makes the trip from the Bay Area, where they lost Friday to the Capital City. Cleveland will play (15-21) Sacramento of the Western Conference Pacific Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. This Sports Handicapper believes Cleveland is taking the necessary risks to get better through recent trades. The Sacramento Kings may have to do the same thing Cleveland is doing to compete in the West. The betting line has Sacramento as a three-point home favorite Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is at 204′ for Sunday Night’s game.
The 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers have lost seven of eight straight up, including an 112-94 road loss at Golden State on Friday Night. Cleveland is without star LeBron James and three others who are nursing injuries. Point Guard Kyrie Irving and newly acquired J.R. Smith have to take up the slack on both ends of the floor. The betting odds under the total is 4-0 Cleveland last four road games against a team with a losing home record. Cleveland is only 3-9-1 ATS the last thirteen meetings between the teams. Cleveland is scoring a little over 100 points per game and giving up nearly the same. The Cleveland Cavaliers are only 1-7-2 their last ten NBA Handicappers Point Spread Predictions going over the betting odds total once and staying under nine times. The Cavaliers are going to be without James for a couple of weeks, when he returns the team will begin to gel. Cleveland recently made a trade for Center Timofey Mozgov, who scored nine points in Friday Night’s loss. The key to a Cleveland win is to focus, someone has to take a leadership role.
The 2015 lost to Denver at home 118-108 on Friday Night. Sacramento is in fourth place in the Pacific Division, two games in front of the Los Angeles Lakers. Sacramento is fairly healthy, but backup point guard Ramon Sessions and Omri Casspi are on the shelf with minor injuries. Sacramento is 0-3-1 ATS their last four on Sunday’s. The Kings are 0-6 Against The Spread when playing on one day’s rest. The Sacramento Kings are 1-2-1 Against The Point Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under once. Center DeMarcus Cousins and Forward Rudi Gay lead the Kings in scoring both are All-Star caliber players. The key to a Sacramento win is to play aggressive on both offense and defense.
Free Pick: Cleveland+3.