Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors Pick - Odds and Against the Spread Predictions

January 22, 7:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Toronto -11

The Toronto Raptors (35-13) will host the Sacramento Kings (24-23) in an Atlantic Division collision at the Scotiabank Arena in the place otherwise known as “The Great White North”. The game is set for a 7:00 PM ET tip and will be televised on TSN. This two teams last met in November where Sacramento fell to Toronto at home as an 8.5-point underdog falling to the Raptors by a score of 114-105. The Raptors have covered successfully in the last three meetings between these two teams.

Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors Overview

Sacramento Kings

The Kings come into this contest off a 123-94 loss suffered on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets on the road. Sacramento came nowhere close to covering as they were only a 3.5-point underdog. This game marks the Kings third contest in the last four days. Overall, Sacramento is both 4-2 SU and ATS in their previous six matches.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto enters into this affair in overall good form as they have gone 7-1 SU in their previous eight outings. Most recently, the Raptors successfully covered a 10.5-point line when they hosted the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday and defeated them by a score of 109-90.

Reasons To Avoid Sacramento

On the year, the Kings sit at 10-12 SU on the road. When you couple with this with Toronto's level of play on their own floor the Kings are already at a supreme disadvantage. However, rest will also be an issue here as the Raptors are the fresher team who have played their last two at home while the Kings are playing their third road game in the past four days. There is the only distinct advantage that Sacramento holds in this affair: three-point shooting. The Kings are the third-best three-point shooting team in the NBA hitting 38.8% of their attempts compared to Toronto's 24th ranked 34.3%. Against the trey, the Kings stand fifth in the league as well allowing a success rate of just 34.4%. The bad news is they will not find any shelter in arguably the most hostile environment in the NBA.

Reasons To Back Toronto

The Raptors have not lost a game since December 9th against the Milwaukee Bucks, the team with the best record in the NBA. The Raptors on their own court is a scary enough prospect for any team to tackle, but it doesn’t stop there. The Raptors own edges in a wide range of departments, including free-throw efficiency, field goal percentage, turnovers, defense, and rebounding. Very simply, when the rest advantage and location of this contest is added in as well, the Raptors are in a position to not only win but truck the Kings.

Sacramento at Toronto Prediction 01/22/2019

Toronto will throw their weight around in this contest and steamroll the Kings. Usually, it is an ill-advised practice to lay this kind of lumber but given the circumstances here it may actually be the opposite. Toronto could easily win this game by 20-plus points, and we trust they will cover here with ease.

Free Pick: 
Take Toronto -11

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