Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings 11/19/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Toronto Raptors (7-8) are hitting the road to Golden 1 Center on Friday where they will take on the Sacramento Kings (6-9).
The Raptors faced the Trail Blazers and took a loss by a score of 118-113 in their last game. Toronto finished with a 46.1% FG percentage (41 out of 89) and made 15 of their 33 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Raptors made 16 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they collected 39 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 20 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 56.1% from the floor on 46 out of 82 shooting. Portland earned 39 assists and had 25 steals in this game. In addition, Portland snagged 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Portland went 71.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of their 14 shots. They made 16 out of their 36 attempts from beyond the arc. In reference to personal fouls, the Raptors ended up finishing with 17 while the Trail Blazers totaled 12 personal fouls.
OG Anunoby is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He totaled 29 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 41 mins and also totaled 6 rebounds. Anunoby finished the game at 47.4% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes.
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Toronto enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-8 on the year. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Toronto is collecting 45.0 boards per contest and has tallied 308 dimes on the campaign, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are shooting 34.6% on three-point attempts (165 of 477) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They average 105.9 points per outing (21st in the NBA) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They give up 36.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 11th in the league in opponents PPG (105.2). The Raptors are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (578 of 1,242) and they concede 41.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 18th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 354 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-97 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Kings were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 20 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this game. They also coughed it up 16 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves earned 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.0%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Sacramento converted 10 of their 38 attempts (26.3%). Overall, the Kings finished the game shooting 34 out of 93 from the floor which had them shooting 36.6%. The Kings allowed the Timberwolves to bury 41 out of 82 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% for this game. They shot 27.8% from distance by shooting 10 of 36 and ended up going 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Sacramento allowed Minnesota to grab 25 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a major contributor for the Kings for this game. Fox recorded 28 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and earned 5 dimes in this matchup. He converted 10 of 20 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 1 rebound.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 6-9 on the year. The Kings commit 19.9 fouls per contest while shooting 79.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.1 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. Sacramento has tallied 1,660 pts so far this year (110.7 per contest) and they average 45.3 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks 15th in basketball.
The Kings are ranked 25th in the league in PPG given up with 110.5. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 33.2% on shots from distance (174 of 524) and their opponents are knocking down 75.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.1 dimes and 45.9 boards per game, which ranks 10th and 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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