Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (10-16) at Toronto Raptors (17-11)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, Sportsnet One
The Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors square off Sunday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Sacramento Kings could use a strong road win after splitting their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.2 points and 10.7 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.1 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 99.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 96.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.3 points and six assists. Luis Scola is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.8 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have won four straight home games.
The Kings are 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Atlantic and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Raptors are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Kings are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto.
The Raptors continue to show flashes of being that sneaky contender in the East as the offense and defense are picking up. The Kings just don't play much defense and have been brutal on the road. I'll take the home team and the reasonable number.