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NBA: Cleveland vs Sacramento, January 14, 2013 - 10:00 PM
Capper: Ben Burns
https://experts.covers.com/Handicapper/Ben_BurnsPick: Sacramento -5.5
Facing quality opposition, the Kings have struggled of late. Most recently, they were blown out by Miami on Saturday. Stepping down in class and with the schedule in their favor, this game provides an opportunity to get back on track.
Now 37-17 my last 54 NBA selections, I successfully played against the Cavaliers last night. As I had hoped, they got blown out by a desperate Laker team.
Kyrie Irving commented ...
"...they did a great job of containing me and everybody on the team. We just got punched in the mouth in the first quarter. We just didn't have that fight in the first quarter, and it kind of killed us the rest of the game.''
Note that the Cavs have only one win in 11 tries this season, when playing the second of back-to-back games. Six of those 10 losses came by a minimum of seven points.
While its true that the starters didn't see extremely heavy minutes last night, (Irving was the only to play more than 30 mins) I still see this being a fairly difficult scheduling spot.
The Cavs will be playing their third game in four days and their seventh game since 1/4. That's quite a busy stretch of games for a young struggling team which is thousands of miles away from home. I won't be surprised if it catches up with them a bit here.
Irving, who has been "under the weather" recently, is a talented and exciting player. However, Cleveland clearly misses Varejao.
The Kings recently won (97-94 on 1/2) at Cleveland and they're now 8-2 ATS the last 10 in the series.
While the Cavs are now 5-18 on the road, the Kings can climb back above the .500 mark at home with a win. Knowing they've got Washington on deck after this, the Kings are aware that this this is their chance to build some momentum. I expect their best effort. Consider laying the points.
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