Kings vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 22, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 22, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

A game after he scored 36 points in a 116-105 win over the Raptors, Collin Sexton leads the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-26) at home against the Sacramento Kings (17-25) on Monday, March 22, 2021. The Cavaliers are underdogs by 4 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on FS-OH. The point total is 225 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 22, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 22

Kings:
Marvin Bagley III: Out (Hand),
Chimezie Metu: Out (Wrist),
Jahmi’us Ramsey: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Cavaliers:
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder),
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Abdominal/Appendicitis)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+4)
Total Pick Under (225)
Prediction Kings 113, Cavaliers 112

The model favors the Kings by 0.3 points, a much smaller margin than the 4-point spread set by FanDuel. Take the Cavaliers to cover.

The model’s predicted total (224.9 points) and the FanDuel set total (225 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

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Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 41 23.7 3.4 7.5 1.3 0.4 1.8
Buddy Hield 42 16.8 4.6 3.3 0.8 0.3 4.0
Harrison Barnes 39 16.4 6.4 3.6 0.7 0.2 1.6
Richaun Holmes 38 13.9 8.6 1.8 0.7 1.6 0.1
Marvin Bagley III 37 13.9 7.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.9

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 37 24.2 2.7 4.2 1.1 0.1 1.8
Andre Drummond 25 17.5 13.5 2.6 1.6 1.2 0.0
Darius Garland 33 16.4 2.2 5.9 1.1 0.1 1.7
Jarrett Allen 41 13.0 10.0 1.7 0.4 1.7 0.1
Cedi Osman 41 10.2 3.6 2.8 1.0 0.1 1.9

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Kings have a 47.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.2% higher than the 47.7% of shots the Cavaliers’ opponents have hit.
  • Sacramento has a 9-12 record against the spread and a 10-11 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 47.7% from the field.
  • Cleveland has a 12-9 record against the spread and a 13-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 47.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Cavaliers are shooting 45.2% from the field, 3.9% lower than the 49.1% the Kings’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Cleveland has put together an 11-1 record against the spread and a 10-2 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 49.1% from the field.
  • Sacramento is 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 45.2% from the field.
  • The Kings shoot 36% from beyond the arc, 2.9% lower than the 38.9% the Cavaliers allow to opponents.
  • Sacramento has a 6-7 record against the spread and a 7-6 record overall when the team knocks down more than 38.9% of its three-point shots.
  • Cleveland is 13-5 against the spread and 12-6 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 36% from deep.
  • The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.3%) is five percentage points lower than opponents of the Kings are averaging (39.3%).
  • Cleveland is 11-3 ATS and 9-5 overall when the team hits more than 39.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Sacramento has a 9-1 ATS record and a 9-1 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 34.3% of its three-point shots.
  • The Kings’ 11.9 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.4 more made shots on average than the 9.5 per game the Cavaliers give up.
  • Sacramento is 12-5 against the spread and 11-6 overall when it connects on more three-pointers than its opponents, while Cleveland is 7-20 ATS and 7-20 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Kings are the 22nd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Cavaliers allow the 13th-fewest makes from deep.

Kings vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Kings Rank Kings AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
9th 114.5 Points Scored 104 30th
29th 119.6 Points Allowed 111.8 16th
20th 42.5 Rebounds 43.5 12th
14th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 11.3 2nd
22nd 11.9 3pt Made 9.5 30th
10th 26 Assists 23.2 23rd
9th 12.9 Turnovers 15 29th

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