Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers December 9 Betting Preview

Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers December 9 Betting Preview

Barry Devoe
1 year ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell is guarded by Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox

The Cleveland Cavaliers (16-9) are coming off a huge win over the Los Angeles Lakers, as they’ve won three of their last four games.

The Sacramento Kings (13-10) have been extremely impressive but weren’t able to extend their winning streak against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cavs spoiled LeBron James’ homecoming their last time out, as they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 116-102.

Donovan Mitchell showed LeBron who the real king is, as he dropped 43 points on 17-of-27 shooting to go along with six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Jarrett Allen provided 24 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Darius Garland added 21 points and 11 assists. 

The Cavs have only lost one game at home this season, which speaks volumes to how well the Cleveland fans have been able to get behind their team and how the team has been able to respond to it.

In some circumstances, it may have taken Mitchell a little bit of time to adjust to a new team, especially with his tendency to have the ball in his hands a lot of the time and put up a high volume of shots.

However, he’s adapted much quicker than anticipated, and the Cavs are reaping the benefits of it as a result.

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Kings haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, but this may be the season where they finally snap their playoff drought.

The Kings have won 10 of their last 14 games, but they just ran into a very tough Bucks team and had to play them on the road, so that loss is understandable in the grand scheme of things.

Domantas Sabonis filled up the statsheet though, as he put up 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. 

Harrison Barnes added 20 points. Malik Monk came off the bench with 16 points.

De’Aaron Fox and Keegan Murray each had 15 points apiece.

The Kings’ offense is one of the best in the league, as they recently dropped 153 points on the Brooklyn Nets. However, their defense is still a work in progress.

Historically speaking, Sabonis is always a tough matchup for Jarrett Allen, as Sabonis uses his combination of strength and soft touch to beat the opposing big man inside.

Sabonis averages 18.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists against Allen in his career.


The Cavs are favored by a -5 point spread.

This is a matchup of two of the best and young exciting teams in the league, as both are heavily expected to make the playoffs this season.

However, with the Cavs being home and being able to take full advantage of the games where they’re in front of their home fans, it should be expected that they’ll win and cover the spread.

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