Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (16-27) at Toronto Raptors (30-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
Toronto Raptors -7 -- Over/Under 206 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings pay a visit to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Center tonight.
The Sacramento Kings are mired in a season-worst six-game losing streak after getting blown out by the Warriors by 126-101 on Friday. DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 28 points and 11 rebounds while Darren Collison added 15 points, but the Kings were just witnesses to what was a ridiculous shooting from the Warriors' Klay Thompson who poured in 52 points with 11 threes. Since their Friday loss, the Kings had a fair shot of snapping their losing streak as they were up against the Knicks, but some wild weather in New York meant that the game had to be postponed.
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Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have won four of their last five overall and are going for a fourth straight win after making light work of the Pacers on Tuesday. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 24 points while Kyle Lowry added 19 points and eight assists as the Raptors overcame a slow start to beat the Pacers by 104-91 to improve to 30-15 on the season. Patrick Patterson added 13 points while Louis Williams added 14, but while the bench players continue to contribute, the biggest boost for the Raptors has been the play of DeRozan who looks to be getting better with every game since the lengthy layoff.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall, while the raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall but just 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Toronto.
There is no doubt that the Raptors should win this one, despite playing on zero days rest, but they've failed to cover the spread in their last five home games and I'm expecting that trend to continue against a Kings team that hasn't played since last Friday.