Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors will look to extend their winning ways at home when they host De’Aaron Fox and the visiting Sacramento Kings in a Tuesday night matchup that features one legitimate championship hopeful and one rebuilding ballclub full of young players looking to make their marks.
Now, let’s find out if the Raptors can cover the chalk as a double-digit home favorite or whether the Kings are the better pick to get either the outright road win or ATS cover.
Kings vs Raptors NBA Betting Odds & Game Prediction
Sactown falls short in Brooklyn, back at it tomorrow.📸 Recap » https://t.co/nKiti2RxMs pic.twitter.com/7DouH3qszA— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 22, 2019
- When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
- TV: NBCS California, TSN
- Radio: Sacramento / Toronto
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Toronto -11 / Total: 228.5
Why Bet On Sacramento at +11?
Why should you consider betting on Sacramento as an 11-point road dog in this Inter-conference clash? There are a bunch of good reasons roundball bettors. First, the Kings have gone an impressive 27-20 ATS this season. Next, Sacramento is playing decent basketball right now, having won five of their last eight games coming into this one. Last but not least, the Kings will have plenty of motivation to put up a better performance after getting blown out of the water in their 123-94 road loss to Brooklyn on Monday night. Sacramento is off to a 1-2 start on its six-game road trip after falling apart late against the Nets.
“Everybody got brain dead,” shooting guard Buddy Hield told reporters. “We didn’t execute. One dribble, pass. One dribble, shot. Come down, one dribble, shot. No ball movement, no continuity.”
- Average Score For: 113.55
- Field Goals: 46.77%
- Three Points: 38.85%
- Free Throws: 70.34%
- Rebounds: 44.38
- Average Score Against: 115.23
- Field Goals: 46.77%
- Three Points: 34.48%
- Free Throws: 76.48%
- Rebounds: 48.55
Why Bet On Toronto at -11?
Why should you consider betting on Toronto as a whopping 11-point home favorite? Well, the best reason would be because the Raptors have won nine straight on their home floor. Then, there’s the fact that Toronto has won two straight and a blistering eight of 10 overall, including their dominating 119-90 win over Memphis on Saturday. The Raptors drained 17-of-36 3-pointers in the win while outscoring the Grizzlies by the whopping score of 45-14 in the third quarter.
“That was awesome,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse told reporters after the win. “We hadn’t had one like that in a while. It was good to see some of our shooters make some shots.”
Toronto is well-rested and they are the better statistical team at both ends of the floor and particularly on defense. Last but not least, Kawhi Leonard will be in the lineup after sitting out the last two games for rest.
- Average Score For: 113.88
- Field Goals: 47.43%
- Three Points: 34.35%
- Free Throws: 80.13%
- Rebounds: 44.92
- Average Score Against: 108.27
- Field Goals: 45.24%
- Three Points: 34.71%
- Free Throws: 76.30%
- Rebounds: 45.04
Kings vs Raptors NBA Betting Trends
- Sacramento is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- Sacramento is 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Toronto is 7-1 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Kings vs Raptors
Seeing as how Sacramento got completely spanked in their last contest and Toronto put on one of their best offensive performances of the season the last time out and getting their superstar team leaders back on the court tonight, I’m thinking another blowout is in order for this matchup.
Despite their discouraging 1-5 ATS mark in their last six games following an ATS win, Toronto has recorded wins of 16 points, 17 points and 29 points over their last 10 games. Conversely, the Kings have gone just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, 0-7 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games. I’m not real fond of the double-digit spread, but I’m going to back Toronto to narrowly cover the chalk and you should too!
NBA Betting Pick: Toronto 120 Sacramento 105