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Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings Betting Pick and Prediction

The Toronto Raptors will continue their West Coast road trip on Wednesday night. The Raptors will head to Sacramento to battle the surprising Kings in what will be the fourth game on this current road trip. Toronto has won the first three games in convincing fashion, and will be looking for their fifth straight win. The Kings are coming off of a blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

The Kings come into this game with a 6-4 overall record, but already trail the Golden State Warriors by 3.5 games in the Pacific Division. Sacramento has some young talent that could be fun to watch in recent years. The Raptors bring a 10-1 record into this game, which is the top record in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is an 8.5 point favorite in this matchup with the Kings.

Kings Not Playing “D”

The Sacramento Kings are off to a solid start to this season, despite being one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. The Kings are giving up over 119 points per game this season, which is in the bottom-6 in the league. Sacramento gave up 144 points in their most recent loss to the Bucks, and will face another potent offense in this game against the Raptors.

Offensively, the Kings have been able to put the ball in the basket this season, averaging 118.7 points per game. Buddy Hield leads the Kings with 19.7 points per game, but Sacramento has five players averaging double figures. Young De’Aaron Fox looks like a future NBA star, averaging 18.6 points and 7.6 assists per game this season.

Raptors Feature Balanced Offense

The Toronto Raptors traded away their best offensive weapon from a season ago, but they still have plenty of firepower this season. The Raptors are averaging 117.4 points per game, with seven different players averaging double figures. Kawhi Leonard is averaging over 26 points per game in his first season with the Raptors, while Kyle Lowry is dishing out 11.5 assists per game.

The addition of Kawhi Leonard has also made the Raptors one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Toronto is giving up just 108 points per game which is the 7th best mark in the NBA. Leonard is averaging two steals per game so far this season, and is a shutdown defender on the perimeter. Veteran Serge Ibaka is averaging 1.3 blocks per game to protect the rim for Toronto.

Raptors Earn Big Victory

The Sacramento Kings are one of the up and coming teams in the NBA, with De’Aaron Fox looking like one of the future stars of the league. Fox and Buddy Hield have the potential to have big nights on offense, but the Raptors will have a plan on defense for them in this game. The Kings struggle to get stops, and that will come back to bite them in this game. The Raptors look like a team on a mission this season, and they will blow out the Kings in this game. Bet the Raptors -8.5 over the Sacramento Kings.

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