Kings vs Raptors Prediction and Odds

Kings vs Raptors Prediction and Odds

Kings vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: The Sacramento Kings are expected to win this game as per the bookmakers.


The Toronto Raptors (21-27) have a mammoth task ahead as they are set to face the Sacramento Kings (27-19) in the upcoming NBA matchup tonight. The Raptors have struggled with consistency this season. They need an impactful winning streak to get into the top 8 of the Eastern Conference. Toronto is currently in the 11th position. The Raptors won their last game against the New York Knicks with a score of 125-116.

The Sacramento Kings will aim for another home win when they host the Raptors at Golden 1 Center in the next game. The Kings have looked good so far. They are currently placed in the 3rd spot in the Western Conference. Sacramento is coming off a 133-100 win against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Kings vs Raptors Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Toronto Raptors have won 2 of the last 5 away fixtures.

Toronto won against the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. The defeats came against teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, and Indiana Pacers. The Raptors could win only 6 out of 21 away games in the current season.

In the last 5 away games

  • The Toronto Raptors have scored 120.6 points per game.
  • The Toronto Raptors have conceded 121.6 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

The Sacramento Kings have won 4 of the last 5 home fixtures.

The wins came against the likes of the Memphis Grizzlies, OKC Thunder, and Houston Rockets (2 games). They lost 1 game to the Philadelphia 76ers. Sacramento has a good home record of 16-10 as of now.

In the last 5 home games

  • The Sacramento Kings have scored 130.6 points per game.
  • The Sacramento Kings have conceded 114.2 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1

Both sides won their last fixtures. The Sacramento Kings will have the home advantage.

Kings vs Raptors Prediction: Attack and Defense Analysis

Attack

The Toronto Raptors maintained a scoring average of 112.6 points per game so far. They shot 45.1% from the field and 33.5% from the 3-point line. The Raptors have been given the rank of 10 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.8.

The Sacramento Kings have the highest scoring rate of 120.6 points per game. In shooting, they played with a success rate of 49.5% in 3-pointers and 37.1% in 3-pointers. The Kings have the best offense among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 118.3.

The Sacramento Kings have a more powerful attack than the Toronto Raptors.

Defense

The Toronto Raptors are giving away 112.4 points per game this season. They played with an average of 42.5 rebounds along with 9.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game. With an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.5, the Raptors rank 21 in the defense.

The Sacramento Kings have been conceding 116.7 points per game. They maintained an average of 42.3 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average of blocks are currently at 6.7 and 3.4 respectively. The Kings are the 6th-lowest ranked side in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 115.7.

The defense has not been the strength for both teams. However, the Toronto Raptors are slightly ahead.

Raptors vs Kings Odds

Spread

  • Sacramento Kings: -4.5 (-119)
  • Toronto Raptors: +4.5 (-119)

Moneyline

  • Sacramento Kings: -213
  • Toronto Raptors: +150

Win Probability

  • Sacramento Kings: 60%
  • Toronto Raptors: 40%
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Kings vs Raptors Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Can the Raptors capitalize on the winning momentum?

The Toronto Raptors ticked all the boxes in the last game against the NY Knicks. A blazing start put the Raptors ahead in the first quarter. They extended the lead to 17 points before the Knicks made a comeback late in the third quarter. The scores were tied at the start of the last quarter. But an 11-0 run by Toronto put New York on the back foot. The Raptors forced the Knicks to commit 26 turnovers which resulted in 26 points. In the end, it was a comfortable victory for Toronto by a margin of 9 points.

Fred VanVleet gave another solid performance as he finished with 28 points with 3 assists. Pascal Siakam also gave a valuable contribution of 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Will the Kings continue their dominance at home?

It was an emphatic victory for the Sacramento Kings when they hosted the Memphis Grizzlies in the last fixture. Sacramento started on a very strong note as they tied the NBA record of 12 3-pointers in the first quarter. They gave no chance to the Grizzlies throughout the four quarters. The Kings shot 55.7% from the field and 55.0% from the 3-point line. They also outrebounded the Grizzlies 53-31. Overall, it was a one-sided affair in the favor of Sacramento.

Trey Lyles scored 24 points off the bench and became the leading scorer for the Kings. He also added 7 rebounds. Keegan Muray looked in good touch again as he scored 20 points with 9 rebounds.

Raptors vs Kings Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been 52 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings are ahead with 28 wins, while the Toronto Raptors won 24 matchups.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Raptors and 2 by the Kings. The previous clash took place in the current season on 14 December 2022. The Sacramento Kings won that fixture with a score of 124-123.

Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)

  • The Sacramento Kings hosted 2 games and both of them were won by the Toronto Raptors.
  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 237.2
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Sacramento Kings: 112.6
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Toronto Raptors: 124.6

Raptors vs Kings Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Sacramento Kings

De’Aaron Fox (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 24.0 | Assists Per Game: 6.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3

Domantas Sabonis (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 18.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.5 | Assists Per Game: 7.4

Harrison Barnes (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 15.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.9 | Steals Per Game: 0.8

Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 25.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.5

Fred VanVleet (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3

Gary Trent Jr. (Shooting guard)

Points Per Game: 18.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.4 | Steals Per Game: 1.8

Kings vs Raptors Winner Prediction

  • Home Advantage: Kings
  • Offensive Advantage: Kings
  • Defensive Advantage: Raptors
  • Overall: Advantage Kings

The Toronto Raptors need a complete team effort to avoid another away defeat in the upcoming matchup. They need a good strategy to counter the formidable attack of the Kings. On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings will look to consolidate its position in the top 3 of the Western Conference with a home win against the Raptors. The Raptors can give some fight but the odds suggest a win for the Kings in this fixture.

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