Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+5)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where the Toronto Raptors (12-14) will try to defeat the Sacramento Kings (11-16) on Monday. Toronto is 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 220.
The Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 117-103 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Kings ended up finishing with 21 while the Cavaliers accumulated 14 fouls. They converted 12 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc. Cleveland finished the game at 82.1% from the free throw line by converting 23 of their 28 shots. On top of that, Cleveland collected 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Cleveland recorded 47 assists and had 27 steals for the game. In relation to defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 46.6% from the floor on 41 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for this contest in addition to creating 6 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 48 with 11 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 14 of their 22 shots for a rate of 63.6%. Sacramento ended having earned a 44.1% field goal percentage (41 of 93) and knocked down 7 of their 28 3-pointers.
Buddy Hield is a guy who was a factor for this contest. Hield ended up shooting 53.8% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He played 28 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. He left the arena with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Sacramento will enter this game with a win-loss record of 11-16 for the season. They currently have an average of 111.2 pts per contest (6th in basketball) while going 45.3% from the field. The Kings are shooting 32.9% on three-point shots (315 of 958) and 75.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 45.2 boards per contest and has totaled 602 assists for the campaign, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from distance and they are ranked 29th in the NBA in opponents PPG (114.0). The Kings defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.2% (1,153 of 2,495) and they concede 47.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 644 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Raptors took home the win by a final score of 90-87 when they faced the Knicks. The Raptors were able to pull down 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 48 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Knicks were called for 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Toronto knocked down 12 of their 35 tries (34.3%). When the game finished, the Raptors shot 30 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.5%. The Raptors allowed the Knicks to make 29 out of their 81 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 26.5% from distance by going 9 of 34 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding rebounds, Toronto permitted New York to get 41 overall (14 offensive).
Fred VanVleet was important for the Raptors for this contest. VanVleet scored 17 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and earned 11 assists for the game. He knocked down 4 of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 30.8%, and added 6 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 12-14 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Raptors are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which is 25th in the NBA. Toronto has totaled 2,713 pts on the campaign (104.3 per game) and they pull in 44.7 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 21.0 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.7 times per game. The Raptors commit 19.7 fouls every game and they hit 77.1% from the charity stripe.
The Toronto defense gives up 35.6% on 3-point shots (321 of 902) and opponents are connecting on 80.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.6 assists and 44.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 14th and 10th in the league. The Raptors are ranked 6th in the league in PPG given up with 104.6. They have forced 16.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the field (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (+5)
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