Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (9-19) at Toronto Raptors (19-8)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -13.5 -- Over/Under: 206 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Sacramento Kings could use a big road win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 96.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.2 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.5 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16 points and 7.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight straight home games.

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The Kings are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Raptors just smoked the Kings earlier this week and are even better on their home court than they are on the road. The problem is the Kings have been decent as of late and have been covering games much better than most would expect. Sacramento has covered seven of their last 11 games overall and is only being outscored by six points in its last five games. The Kings are 4-4 ATS as a double-digit underdog this season and the Raptors are 2-3 ATS as a double-digit favorite. This line seems like overeacting to what happened in the last meeting. I'll take a shot with the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings +13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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