Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Sacramento Kings head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 13.5 point favorites.
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The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 9-19. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.3 as they are averaging 96.2 points per contest while giving up 105.5 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 19-8. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-13-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/14/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Toronto
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/16/17 G CJ Miles Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Sacramento
Zach Randolph comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 78%. De'Aaron Fox averages 9.7 points per contest in 25.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 24 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 16 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 96.2 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.29 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 40 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.9 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the NBA with 111 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.22. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.1. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Raptors give up 102.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Sacramento is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 23rd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -13.5
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