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Cavaliers vs. Kings odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 10 prediction from proven computer model

The Sacramento Kings will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at 10 p.m. ET on Monday at the Golden 1 Center. Sacramento is 16-26 overall and 10-13 at home, while Cleveland is 22-18 overall and 11-9 on the road. Both teams are coming off losses and are on the back-end of a back-to-back. 

Cleveland is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Kings vs. Cavaliers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 220.5. Before entering any Cavaliers vs. Kings picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kings vs. Cavaliers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Cavaliers vs. Kings:

  • Kings vs. Cavaliers spread: Kings +5.5
  • Kings vs. Cavaliers over-under: 220.5 points

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What you need to know about the Kings

Sacramento is coming off a 103-88 blowout loss to Portland on Sunday night, as it shot just 7 of 31 from the 3-point arc. The Kings, who have now lost four straight games, were led by Tyrese Haliburton’s 17 points. They will be happy to return home on Monday, tipping off a five-game homestand. 

Guard De’Aaron Fox leads Sacramento with 20.9 points, while forward Harrison Barnes is scoring 16.2. The Kings have won six of their last eight home games against Cleveland, but they have only covered once in their last six games this season. They will need to show some defensive improvement, as they are currently No. 28 in the NBA in points allowed per game (113.7). Big men Richaun Holmes and Chimezie Metu did not play on Sunday due to health and safety protocols and their statuses are unknown for Monday.

What you need to know about the Cavaliers

Cleveland was unable to overcome the return of Golden State guard Klay Thompson on Sunday, as the Warriors picked up a 96-82 win. The Cavaliers struggled offensively, shooting just 42.7 percent from the floor, including a 29.2 percent effort from beyond the arc. They were also dominated on the glass, getting outrebounded 54-42 in the loss. 

Cleveland will bring some confidence into this game, though, as it notched a 117-103 win over Sacramento last month. Guard Darius Garland leads the Cavaliers with 19.6 points per game, while center Jarrett Allen is scoring 16.8 points and grabbing 10.7 rebounds. They have only covered the spread once in their last seven games. Isaac Okoro (elbow) remains out for Cleveland.

How to make Kings vs. Cavaliers picks

The model has simulated Kings vs. Cavaliers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Cavaliers vs. Kings? And which side hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

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