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Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Air Canada Centre will feature Raptors vs. Kings action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 12-20 and 15-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 12-20 and 17-15 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 16-16, while the Kings are 19-13.
The Kings were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 196.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Raptors and the No. 24-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-94 win for the Raptors on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 25 in the league with 40.6 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Kings rate No. 16 with 6.9 per contest.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.9 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
The Kings were a 97-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento got 19 points from Jason Thompson en route to a 97-94 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 102-79 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Raptors covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Raptors and Trail Blazers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 102-79 defeat on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Kings at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
Sacramento at Brooklyn, Saturday, January 5
Toronto home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 6