Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (7-3) at Sacramento Kings (3-7)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors travel to the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Raptors have bounced back from three straight losses with a couple of wins on the trot after taking down the shorthanded Pelicans by 100-81 on Friday. Toronto went to their big man early and often and he rewarded them with 20 points on eight of 11 shooting while Kyle Lowry heated up late to finish with 20 points of his own. DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 15 points and a season-high 11 assists and was the catalyst of the Raptors dominant 60-41 second half which gave the Raptors the win, lifting them to 7-3 on the season and 3-1 at home. DeMarre Carroll returned to the starting lineup after missing the last three games due to plantar fasciitis and he looked a little rusty, shooting just five of 14 from the field, but his defense will be needed as the Raptors kick off a five-game road swing starting at Sacramento tonight.
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The Kings lost seven of their first eight games to start the season, but they're suddenly looking at a third straight win after sneaking past the Nets in a 111-109 win on Friday. Rajon Rondo played 44 minutes and racked up yet another triple-double of 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while DeMarcus Cousins dominated the paint with 40 points, 30 of which came in the second half for the Kings. Rudy Gay missed the game with gastroenteritis and is listed as questionable for tonight, while Darren Collison continues to sit out while dealing with his hamstring issue.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last eight against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Raptors are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Sacramento but the home team is 17-8 ATS in the last 25 meetings overall.
The one-two punch of Rondo and Cousins is looking like quite a combination for the Kings, but I think the Raptors will win this one as they looked to be rediscovering some of their form that saw them start the season red-hot.