Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3/20/2024

The Sacramento Kings (39-28) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (23-45) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Kings took down the Grizzlies by a score of 121-111. As the second half got underway, the Kings were leading by a score of 57-47.

Across their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and have an overall record of 39-28. When facing other Western Conference teams, the Kings are 27-17 and are 12-11 in non-conference games.

Sacramento has an ATS record of 33-34 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. The Kings have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 13-8 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors is coming off a loss to the Magic in their latest game, ending with a score of 111-96. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Raptors couldn’t cover the spread as +11.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 207 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 218.5.

Coming into this game, the Raptors are 23-45 overall and are big underdogs (+10.5) vs. the Kings. On the road, the Raptors are 10-25, compared to 13-20 at home.

Toronto’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 31-37 for the season. Toronto has not been good vs. the spread in their last five home games, and they are 13-20 ATS at home compared to 18-17 on the road.

Kings Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 8th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118 points per contest.

This season, the Kings are 8th in the league in scoring at 118 points per game. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 116 points per game (10th).

In terms of pace, the Kings are 9th in the NBA at 100 possessions per game. They are also one of the top teams in three-point shooting, ranking 5th in made threes per game (14.3) and 4th in three-point attempts.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Kings are 4th in the league with a 56% conversion rate. Overall, they are 11th in field goal percentage (48%).

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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In 68 games games, Toronto has an average of 113.7 points per game (17th).

At home, the Raptors are scoring 110.9 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in the league at 113.7 points per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 13th in the NBA at 99.4 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Raptors are 15th in the league at 47%.

One area where the Raptors excel is in getting to the free-throw line. They are 16th in the NBA in free-throw attempts at 21.7 per game. In terms of offensive rebounding, Toronto is 9th in the league with 11.1 per game.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.6% of their games. They have made an average of 11.8 three-pointers per game, which is 22nd in the league. In terms of assists, Toronto is 4th in the NBA at 29.1 per game.

Kings Team Defense

At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 20th in the NBA, permitting 117.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 12.7 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 29th in rejections, averaging 4 blocked shots each game.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.0 points per game (24th). Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.0% and 37.4% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Kings And Raptors

Our projections for today’s game indicate that De’Aaron Fox will be the primary scorer for the Kings, with 27 points and going 10/21 from the field. This season, he is averaging 26.8 points per game along with 4.4 boards.

As for Toronto, Gary Trent Jr. is projected to be the primary scorer for the Raptors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 13, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 42.6%, and he is contributing 12.7 points per game on average.

Kings vs Raptors Trends

  • The Kings are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last three games at home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 106 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raptors have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 2-8 while going 5-5 straight up.

Kings vs Raptors Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Kings vs. Raptors game, our recommendation is to take the Raptors at +10.5. Despite our model showing the Kings winning 109-108, we like Raptors as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 232 and our model has the Kings and Raptors finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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