Planning on watching today's Raptors and Kings game? Catch the action at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, as the Kings hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 238.5 points, and the Kings are favored to win at home against the Raptors.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors +5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-111 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 11 threes.

Can the Raptors Offense Score Enough on the Road?

As the Raptors get ready to take on the Kings, they are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference at 14-20. Toronto has put together back-to-back wins and will look to make it three in a row as 5-point underdogs.

So far, the Raptors have really struggled within their division, going 0-9. On the road, Toronto has also had a tough time, sitting 12th in the East with a road record of 5-11.

When looking at the over/under results for the Raptors, 30 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line of 238.5. Toronto's over/under record for the season is 18-15-1.

Their average over/under line for the season is 225.2 points. Today's line of 238.5 is slightly higher than the teams' average combined scoring of 229.1 points. In their last game, Toronto beat the Grizzlies by a score of 116-111. The Raptors came into that game as 1.5-point underdogs, giving them a straight-up and ATS win.

In their most recent game, the Raptors' offense scored 116 points, which is close to their average of 114 points per game this season. Over their last three games, the Raptors have an effective field goal percentage of 55.9%, which is slightly higher than their season-long EFG of 53% (19th). In their five most recent games, the Raptors rank 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 42.2%.

On the defensive side, Raptors is currently hovering around the NBA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 115.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.8% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Are the Kings Ready for a Home Win?

As the Kings get ready to host the Raptors, they are favored by 5 points. If they are able to cover, they will snap a couple of ATS streaks, as they have failed to cover in each of their last three home games and two straight overall.

Sacramento comes into today's game with an overall record of 20-13, which has them 5th in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, the Kings have gone 15-11 compared to 5-2 in non-conference games.

When playing at home, Sacramento has put together an average scoring margin of +1.5 points per contest compared to -0.5 on the road. For the season, they have an ATS record of 8-10 at home.

The over/under record in Sacramento's games is sitting right at .500 for the season (17-16). In each of their previous games with higher over/under lines than today's line of 238.5, the Kings have combined with their opponents to surpass the OU lines. On average, their games have finished with 234.9 points per contest this season.

In their last game, the Kings had a solid offensive performance, scoring 138 points against the Magic. They shot 48.6% from the field and went 21/31 from the free-throw line. Overall, the Kings are shooting 47% from the field this season, which is 15th in the league. When it comes to three-pointers, they are 17th in percentage and 3rd in makes.

Defensively, the Kings come into today's game ranked 21st in the NBA at 117.2 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 18th in the league over their last three games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Kings defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 37.7% from downtown.