NBA betting has the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors meeting for the first time this season on Sunday.
The Raptors swept last season’s series, 2-0. Toronto has won the last five meetings against the Kings in Toronto and they are 4-1 against the basketball betting odds.
NBA betting has the Raptors winning six of the last ten against Sacramento overall. This has been a home team dominated series with the home team winning nine of the last ten. Since these teams are in different conferences they only meet a couple times a year. Last year the Raptors won and covered the NBA betting odds in both games. They won 113-97 at home and 107-101 at Sacramento.
Sacramento has held their own on the road this season vs. the NBA betting odds. They are 12-10-2 on the road this season vs. the basketball betting line. The Kings have an offense that is 9th in the league but their defense is poor at 27th in the league. You would think that would mean the Kings go over the total at lot in NBA betting but that has not really been the case. In fact, on the road, 14 of their 24 games have gone under in basketball betting. Tyreke Evans is having a great rookie season and he leads the team in scoring as NBA betting stats indicate. The problem for the Kings is that too often it is Evans and not much else.
Toronto has not played since Wednesday when they defeated New Jersey 108-99. The Raptors won that game but they did not cover the NBA betting point spread. "It was an ugly one," said Toronto’s Chris Bosh, "I guess (Tuesday) night took a lot out of us. We didn’t have much energy coming off the bench or to start the game but we got it done and that’s all that counts. "Toronto is still solid at home though as they are 14-10 vs. the basketball betting line. The Raptors are 4th in the league on offense but their defense is suspect, ranking 26th in the league. Bosh leads the team in scoring at just over 24 points per game. The Raptors are a team that goes over the basketball betting total on the road but at home they go under and over at an equal rate.
The Raptors have three players that missed Wednesday’s game against New Jersey so be sure and check the status on Hedo Turkoglu, Jose Calderon and DeMar DeRozan for this game on Sunday against the Kings.