Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 10-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 9.4 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 6-4. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 118.7 points per contest and give up 119.3, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/11/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Knee is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Kyle Lowry averages 17.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Buddy Hield averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 12.9 per game. The Raptors allow 108.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 4th in the league with 118.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Kings surrender 119.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 48.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 6th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Toronto is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league. The Kings are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 106.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 4th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +8.5
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