Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toronto -10.5
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The Sacramento Kings pay a visit to the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night.
The Sacramento Kings have been on a nice run lately as they’ve won five of their last eight games but they will be looking to bounce back after getting thrashed by the Nets in a 123-94 road loss on Monday. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the team with 22 points, six rebounds and 11 assists off the bench, Josh Jackson added 14 points while De’Aaron Fox chipped in with just nine points and six assists. As a team, the Kings shot just 41 percent from the field and 10 of 25 from the 3-point line as they poured on 60 points in a spirited first half effort, before falling to pieces in the second half where they were outscored by 68-34. With the loss, Sacramento fell to 24-23 overall and 10-13 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their last eight games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after blowing past the slumping Grizzlies in a 119-90 home win on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard was rested for the game but the Raptors didn’t need him at all as Danny Green led the way with a season-high 24 points, Serge Ibaka scored 18 points while Pascal Siakam chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 48 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line as they absolutely dominated the Grizzlies to lead by as many as 40 points in the fourth quarter. With the easy win, Toronto improved to 35-13 overall and 20-4 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, 0-7 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games. The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on two days rest.
Head to head, the under is 7-0 in the last seven meetings overall and the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Toronto.
The Kings have been playing some decent basketball lately but they just fell to pieces against the Nets on Monday which doesn’t fill me with confidence. Meanwhile, the Raptors have continued to rack up the wins on a nightly basis and they’re playing at home against a Kings team playing on zero days rest. I’m sticking with the Raptors to stay hot and win this one in a blowout.