Cavaliers vs. Kings NBA expert prediction and odds for Monday, Nov. 13

Can the Kings stay hot at home after winning two straight?
Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen (31) is guarded by Domantas Sabonis.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen (31) is guarded by Domantas Sabonis. / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings have won back-to-back games to move to .500 on the season, and they’ll look to slow down the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. 

Cleveland is coming off a huge road win over the Golden State Warriors, and the team is finally healthy with Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen in the lineup. 

The same can’t be said for the Kings, who have been without guard De’Aaron Fox – he’s listed as doubtful for this game – for their last five matchups. 

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Cavaliers vs. Kings odds, spread and total

Cavaliers vs. Kings how to watch

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 13
  • Game Time: 10:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center
  • How to Watch (TV): Bally Sports Ohio, NBC Sports California, NBA TV
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Record: 4-5
  • Sacramento Kings Record: 4-4

Cavaliers vs. Kings injury reports

Cleveland Cavaliers injury report

  • Ty Jerome – out
  • Ricky Rubio – out
  • Isaac Okoro – out
  • Sam Merrill – questionable
  • Isaiah Mobley – out

Sacramento Kings injury report

  • De’Aaron Fox – doubtful
  • Trey Lyles – out
  • Jalen Slawson – out
  • Filip Petrusev – out

Cavaliers vs. Kings key players to watch

Cleveland Cavaliers

Evan Mobley: The young Cavs forward is coming off two of his best games of the season on offense, but he has a huge defensive assignment against All-Star Domantas Sabonis on Monday night. Sabonis is very physical, but Mobley’s length and athleticism should make it tough on the Kings star. 

Donovan Mitchell: After back-to-back poor shooting games (8-for-23 and 7-for-22), Mitchell needs to get on track against the Kings. Mitchell is still averaging 29.5 points per game on the season. 

Sacramento Kings

Domantas Sabonis: Sabonis put up a massive triple-double in his last game – a Kings win over the Oklahoma City Thunder – and he’s had to carry the team a bit with Fox out. This is a tough matchup against the Cavs frontcourt, but Sabonis should be up for the challenge. 

Cavaliers vs. Kings prediction and pick

The Kings are home underdogs in this matchup, but I think they are a solid bet to cover against a Cleveland team that is 0-3 against the spread as a road favorite this season. 

The Kings have won back-to-back games at home, taking down a solid Oklahoma City Thunder squad and the Portland Trail Blazers. 

These teams have similar net ratings so far this season, and I’m not quite sold on the Cavs' depth yet, even after their win over Golden State. 

Sacramento was one of the best home teams in the NBA last season, so even with Fox out, I think the team can at least cover on Monday night. 

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