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Raptors vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds SAC -4, TOR +144 | SAC -172 O/U 239.5
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 21-27. So far, the team has gone 24-24-0 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Toronto is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Raptors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Knicks by a score of 125-116. Heading into the game, they were 2 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Toronto was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Knicks by 9 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Fred VanVleet, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 42.1% of his shots.
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 27-19, while going 25-20-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Sacramento has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.
In their previous game, the Kings took down the Grizzlies by a score of 133-100. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 3 point favorites. Sacramento put together a strong second half, as they only held a 5 point lead going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Trey Lyles, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 72.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Raptors averaged 116.0 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Kings actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Toronto, the team averaged 95.0 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Raptors have an average scoring margin of +12 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 4-1. Combined, they averaged 236 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Raptors come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. If the Toronto offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 1st in fewest turnovers per game.
So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.
Power-Foward Pascal Siakam currently leads the Raptors at 25.2 points per game. For the season, he is 36th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Siakam is averaging 8.2 boards and 6.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 7th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Gary Trent Jr. enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 41 games, he is averaging 18.7 and is 148th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 46 games, Sacramento is the 1st best scoring team at 120.3 points per game. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.0 possessions per contest.
Against the Raptors, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 24.0 points per game, placing him 24th in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 50.7% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 29th in points allowed to point-guards. At 18.7 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 25th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 60.9%.
Raptors vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors +4
- Free Total Prediction: Under 239.5
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