Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+6.5)
The Sacramento Kings (7-10) are headed to Amalie Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (7-11). The line on this game has Toronto as 6.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 228.5.
The Sacramento Kings took the court against the Orlando Magic and went home with a win by a final score of 121-107 in their last contest. Sacramento walked away from the game having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and converted 14 of their 33 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Kings converted 17 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 65.4%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 50 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 30 assists in the matchup in addition to having 8 steals and 3 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the field on 40 of 96 shooting. Orlando earned 25 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Magic collected 47 rebounds (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 8 blocks. Orlando ended up going 94.4% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 18 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 26 tries from three-point range.
Buddy Hield is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He finished with 29 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 37:31 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. Hield walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He collected 5 rebounds and also earned 4 assists. He finished the game at 72.7% from the floor in this matchup by going 8-of-11 (21 points). In all, Barnes played 37:44 minutes.
Sacramento heads into this contest with a mark of 7-10 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Sacramento is collecting 43.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 428 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 37.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (202 of 537) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 112.9 pts per contest (14th in basketball) while connecting on 47.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. The Kings are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.9% (224 of 356) and they concede 45.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 454 surrendered this season. They are surrendering 39.8% on 3-pointers and they are 29th in the league in PPG from their opponents (120.4).
When they last played, the Toronto Raptors took a loss by a score of 115-108 when they faced the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors were able to corral 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this matchup. They blocked 8 shots while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Bucks had 14 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 83.3%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Toronto buried 22 out of 55 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Raptors finished shooting 38 out of 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.4%. The Raptors allowed the Bucks to convert 40 of their 93 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.0% in this game. They finished shooting 36.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 16 of 44 and ended up going 19 of 26 at the free throw line (73.1%). When discussing rebounding, Toronto allowed Milwaukee to get 59 in total (14 offensive).
Norman Powell pitched in for the Raptors for this game. He converted 8 out of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Powell snagged 5 boards in his 40:54 mins of time on the court and had 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player who came through for Toronto was Kyle Lowry. He finished with 21 points in 37:24 mins played via 7 out of 12 from the floor in the game. Lowry wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the floor as well as earning 3 dimes and 6 boards.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 7-11 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Raptors are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the league. Toronto has scored 1,986 pts so far this season (110.3 per contest) and they snag 43.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.6 times per contest (16th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game. The Raptors are committing 21.9 fouls per game and they connect on 80.5% from the charity stripe. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 109.8. The Toronto defense concedes 36.4% on 3-pointers (241 of 662) and their opposition knocks down 78.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 26.3 assists and 45.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 25th and 18th in the league. They are able to force 16.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (8th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-6.5) and over 228.5 points
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