Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/8/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -6
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (44-18, 1st in the Atlantic Division) head to Golden 1 Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (27-35, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The line on this contest has Toronto as 6 point favorites. The total is set at 227.
The Raptors are covering 54.8% of the time, having gone 34-28-0 ATS. Sacramento is covering 52.5% of the time, going 32-29-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/06/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
03/06/20 SF Dewan Hernandez Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
03/06/20 PG Fred VanVleet Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/06/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs Portland
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry averages 19.5 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.7 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Pascal Siakam comes into this game averaging 23.6 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Buddy Hield averages 19.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox scores 20.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 106.7 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Toronto averages 113.1 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest. Sacramento is 23rd in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 23.3. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Sacramento is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Kings are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -6 and over 227 total points
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