Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds and Predictions
The Toronto Raptors is set to lock horns against the 2018-19 NBA champions Sacramento Kings in their 19th game of the season. Kings who didn’t have a particularly good 2019 season, have once again found themselves in a hole whereas the Raptors have a tough road ahead if they have to make it to further rounds.
The game is scheduled to be held on Friday in the Amalie center. Even though the none of the teams have the momentum going into this game, the Kings have a small winning streak going on that might prove to be the difference on Friday.
Raptors in 18 games played this season have won 7 and have lost 11 while the Kings have 7 and have lost 10 games this season as of now.
Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Pascal Siakam will be the power forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 18.6 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 11 points along with 9 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry is an important point guard with a field goal success of 41.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 35.2% so far. He was the prime assist in the first outing and was there on the pitch for 37 minutes.
Aron Baynes who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 4.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in his career. Fred Vanvleet is another important key guard who averages close to 19.4 points in every outing.
Harrison Barnes who is the small forward in the side with an exceptional rating of 87 and average of 15.9 points in every outing so far.
Deaaron Fox who is the point guard has a rating of 79 has a 3-pointer conversion of 36.2% so far. Hassan Whiteside who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 52.3 and a free throw percentage of 50 in 9 games.
Buddy Hield who has played at the guard position is a seasoned NBA player with an average of 14.9 points and field goal conversion of 37% in this season.
Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Toronto Raptors were off to a slow start with defeats in the first three encounters. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks.
Their dismal resumed yet again with three consecutive defeats once again. This inconsistency has had a negative impact on their play off chances. They played Bucks in the last game where they failed to capitalize despite having the initial advantage. They are currently reeling under pressure with 7 victories and 11 defeats in the season so far.
On the other hand, the Kings have followed a similar suit, marred with extraordinary wins and abysmal performances. They got a much-needed head start with three important wins in the first 4 games.
Their campaign took a big hit with three defeats against Rockets and Warriors. This lack of consistency has affected their progress big time. In the last 5 games, they secured victories against Magic and Knicks but were taken down in the other three. It is important for them to punch above their weight to get back to the top.
Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (48 games): Raptors – 22 wins, Kings – 26 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Raptors won 144-123 on 8th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds and predictions for this thrilling clash will be updated as and when the game day approaches. The teams that are competing in this particular game are not considered to be the favorite ones but can give a run for your money on their day.
According to BettingExpert, the Raptors have the 5th best chance in the Atlantic part of the Eastern conference while the Sacramento Kings are one of the top 5 favorites in the pacific region.
On the other hand, the 2018-19 champions are tipped to win the NBA championship with an outside chance, based on SMarkets.