Raptors vs. Kings Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 208 points.
Toronto comes in with a 16-7 record and 13-10 ATS after a 116-107 win at the Grizzlies, its fifth victory in a row. Sacramento is 8-17 overall and 11-11-3 ATS following a 116-109 overtime win at the Pelicans. The Kings went 2-0 straight up and 2-0 ATS in two meetings last season. The under went 2-0.
The Raptors were paced by DeMar DeRozan with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the victory at Memphis. Serge Ibaka contributed 21 points and two rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 16 points, eight boards, six assists and two steals. Toronto outscored the hosts 58-45 in the second half.
Zach Randolph poured in 35 points to go with 13 rebounds and two assists in the loss at Cleveland. Buddy Hield tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists off the bench. De'Aaron Fox added 14 points, four assists and two steals. The Kings were outscored 14-7 in overtime.
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last five meetings in Sacramento. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Toronto's offense is in cruise control right now, scoring no less than 112 points during its win streak. But the Raptors have also allowed at least 107 points in the last four games, instead preferring an efficient offense that overwhelms opposing defenses than by winning games through its own defense. Toronto has also shown shutdown ability, but let's ride its current form with another high-scoring win. Randolph has been a stats machine for the Kings since the Willie Cauley-Stein injury and will help keep Sacramento in the contest while driving the total higher.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: RAPTORS/KINGS OVER 208