bet365 NBA Odds, Betting Preview: Raptors Vs. Kings (Jan. 5)

The Toronto Raptors continue their six-game Western Conference road trip on Friday night when they visit the Sacramento Kings.

Toronto secured a 116-111 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to kick off the trip on Wednesday to improve to a perfect 2-0 this calendar year.

Bet on Raptors vs. Kings

TOR +5
SAC -5

The Kings, who have won three of their last four games including a 138-135 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, are just one game back of the Los Angeles Clippers for top spot in the Pacific Division.

Let’s take a closer look at the odds for this matchup via bet365:

Raptors vs. Kings odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+170
Kings Moneyline Odds-205
Over/Under238.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadKings -5 (-110)
Time/DateJan. 5, 10:00 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: SN/SN1
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (14-20 SU, 17-17 ATS, 18-16 o/u)

The Raptors have posted consecutive victories for the first time since Nov. 22-24 and are playing inspired basketball since acquiring RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley from the New York Knicks. Quickley led the Raptors with 26 points on Wednesday and tied a season high with five three-pointers. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes added 24 and 20 points, respectively. It was Toronto’s ninth game this season with three 20-point scorers and it improved to 7-2 in those contests.

A major reason for Toronto’s success lately is its proficiency from the field and long range. Over the last five games, the team is shooting 50% from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc. Siakam has led the charge, scoring 20 or more points in all five of those contests, averaging a team-high 28.8 points while shooting 60% from the field and 52% from three-point land. Toronto also leads the NBA in fast break points this season. And over the last five games, the Raptors are outscoring the opposition by 41 points (102-61) on the fast break.

The Raptors have also excelled at sharing the ball, dishing out 25 or more assists in a franchise-record 17 straight games. They’re averaging 30.3 assists per game during the streak, with Dennis Schroder leading the team with seven dimes per game this season.

History is on Toronto’s side in this one, as the Raptors have won six straight road games against the Kings dating back to 2017.

About the Kings (20-13 SU, 17-16 ATS, 17-16 o/u)

The Kings, who snatched their first division title since 2003 last season, are proving that last season was no fluke. They’re an impressive 12-6 straight-up (8-10 ATS) at home this season and have a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors to this point.

On Wednesday, Domantas Sabonis secured his 16th consecutive double-double, the longest double-double streak in the league this season. He’s secured 15 or more rebounds in eight of his last 16 games and his 226 rebounds are the most in the NBA during that span. Additionally, he’s coming off a huge triple-double against the Magic, posting 22 points, 23 rebounds, and 12 assists.

Point guard De’Aaron Fox has also been incredible for the Kings, ranking sixth in points per game (29.6) in the NBA. He shot an impressive 47.8% from the field and 43.7% from three-point range while also averaging 1.8 steals during the month of December.

An important note for bettors: Sacramento is averaging 15.1 threes made per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Fox leads the team with an average of 3.4 made threes per game.

De’Aaron Fox over 2.5 threes made


Injury concerns

For the Raptors, Otto Porter Jr. (knee) is doubtful and Christian Koloko (illness) is still out.

There are no injury concerns for the Kings.

  • Toronto is 10-2 SU in its past 12 games against Sacramento.
  • The over is 6-2 in the past eight meetings between the teams.
  • The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • As previously mentioned, Sabonis has recorded a double-double in 16 straight games, but there isn’t any value in wagering on him to acheive the milestone at -600 odds in this one. He’s -115 to record over 13.5 rebounds, though, and is averaging an incredible 21 per game over his last three contests.
  • Barrett has turned the ball over at least two times in each of his last five games, averaging 3.6 turnovers per game during that span. He’s -160 to commit over 1.5 turnovers.
  • Jakob Poeltl has been having a block party lately, swatting two or more shots away in each of his last four games. He’s -115 to record over 1.5 blocks.

Wagers to consider

  • Quickley over 2.5 threes made: +110. Quickley drained five threes on Wednesday and has attempted 13 shots from long range in two games since joining the Raptors. He’s shooting roughly 40% from long range this season and should be confidently firing on all cylinders in this game.
  • SGP (boosted) – Kings moneyline, Fox to score 30 or more points, Sabonis to record 13 or more rebounds: +325. Fox has scored 30 or more points in three of his last five games and Sabonis has recorded 20 or more boards in three straight. The Kings have been tough to beat at home and should come away with a victory.