Raptors vs Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 1/5/24

Sacramento Kings (20-13) vs Toronto Raptors (14-20)

Game Info: Friday, January 5, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -5 -- Over/Under: 238 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Sacramento Kings look for a win after winning 3 of their last 4 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors rebounded from a loss to the Pistons with wins over the Cavs and Grizzlies. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 21 points and 9.1 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and RJ Barrett is dishing 2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (68.3%) this season.
  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (86.4%) this season.

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Sacramento Kings beat the Grizzlies and Magic this week while losing to the Hornets. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 117.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 29.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.6 points and 12.8 rebounds. Keegan Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Sacramento Kings Player Facts

  • Domantas Sabonis ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.8) this season.
  • De'Aaron Fox ranks 5th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.0%).
  • The Kings rank 2nd in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.9%).
  • The Raptors rank 3rd in the league for assists per game this season (29.2).

Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings prediction

The Sacramento Kings are getting the benefit of the doubt at home as they're the better team on paper, but they've been shaky all year and aren't a team I trust in the favorite role. The Toronto Raptors are 2-0 SU since getting Quickley and Barrett, and they all of a sudden have more balance to their roster. The Raptors have also won 8 of their last 10 meetings against the Kings. I want the points in this matchup, as the Raptors have a little pep in their step lately. 

Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +5

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