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(9-19) Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors (19-8)
Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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The Kings lost to Minnesota on Thursday after beating Phoenix earlier in the week. Dave Joerger used 13 guys but the Kings just couldn’t solve Minnesota defense, which kept them out of transition and suffocated in the half-court.
The other reason Sacramento had to go so deep into its bench is that DeAaron Fox went out with a quad injury after just seven minutes of action. He and George Hill both start and handle the ball so Hill just accepted Fox’s responsibilities but that’s an explosive athlete the Kings could be without for some time. There hasn’t been much word on the seriousness of the injury.
The Kings are missing a lot and one glaring need is a true wing that can do a little bit of everything with some size. Sacrament starts Fox, Hill and Garret Temple, who are all smaller guys who like to handle the ball. Buddy Hield is playing about 23, 24 minutes off the bench most nights and scoring 12.5 per game but he still lacks some size, plus defensive ability.
DeMar Derozan smoked the Kings a week ago when Toronto was in Sacramento because he was too big for any of those three guards to take him on. And Hield just wasn’t capable of staying with him. Those things haven’t changed in a week.
Toronto’s only loss in its last nine games came in LA against the Clippers, of all teams. That was the third game of a four-game road trip; it happens.
The Raptors have been a good regular season team for the last several seasons but they are just a small uptick better this year. They are winning more consistently away from home and are blowing out bad teams more often. Both of those trends bode well for the future.
They are also one of the teams that doesn’t seem to have to work real hard for a lot of its wins. They are like Golden State, San Antonio, Boston, etc. in that regard. That’s in comparison to a team like the Thunder that has to outwork its opponents because the brand of basketball just isn’t very good. Toronto can stay healthier and fresher because of its deep bench.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SAC are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Over is 8-3 in SAC last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- SAC are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 8-2 in TOR last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 17-7 in TOR last 24 home games.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction: no questions here, the Raptors will win without any problem.
Toronto won big in Sacramento so I can’t imagine the Kings will compete for all 48 minutes North of the border.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Sacramento 94 – Toronto 108
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