Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Golden 1 Center
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Toronto Raptors travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 111.7 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 8-17. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-11-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/08/17 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is "?" Sunday vs Toronto
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 10.2 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Buddy Hield averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.52 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.4 per game. The Raptors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the league with 96.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.16. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Kings surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Sacramento is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 4th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +8
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks