Raptors vs. Kings Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings, 3/8/20 Predictions & Odds

How will the Toronto Raptors be able to handle another game out West when they take on the Sacramento Kings at 9PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

521 Toronto Raptors vs. 522 Sacramento Kings

Sunday, March 8, 2020

9PM ET – Golden 1 Center


Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Raptors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226.5 points. The public betting currently has 80 percent going on the Raptors as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Raptors struggling to cover

Toronto has won its last two games on this West Coast road trip following a 121-113 win at Golden State back on Thursday, but the Raptors are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Toronto is now 44-18 on the season, 21-9 on the road, 34-28 against the spread and 33-28-1 with the over.

The Raptors are putting up 113.1 points per game on offense this year while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up just 106.7 points per game while opponents are held to 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is leading the team this season with 23.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry is adding 19.5 points and 7.7 assists per game. Toronto could be without third-leading scorer, Fred VanVleet, tonight due to his shoulder injury.

Kings playing well

Sacramento is coming off a nice 123-111 win at Portland last night for a seventh win in nine games. The Kings are also 7-2 against the spread during this stretch. The Kings are 28-35 on the season, 14-16 at home, 33-29-1 against the spread and 33-30 with the over.

The Kings are giving up 110.8 points per game on defense this season while opponents shoot 46.8 percent against them. Offensively, Sacramento is averaging 108.9 points per game this year while the team shoots 45.9 percent from the field. The Kings are led by De’Aaron Fox, who is averaging 20.3 points and 6.8 assists per game. Buddy Hield is adding 20.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends


The Raptors are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games when playing on two days of rest and are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a losing home record.


The Kings have covered the spread in five straight games as an underdog and in five straight on no rest.


The Kings have been surprisingly solid on back-to-backs and I think they will cover, if not win outright, tonight at home. Sacramento is still making a charge toward a playoff spot. They sit 3.5 games out of the eighth spot, but are moving in the right direction right now. Toronto has shown a consistency to play down to its competition when facing losing opponents and I think that will be the case tonight out West against the Kings. The Raptors have been hot-and-cold on both offense and defense in recent weeks and I think the young legs of the Kings will be a bit much for this veteran team tonight.

NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings +5.5


NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by ESPN.com, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...