Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings 1/22/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting
Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings Preview
The Sacramento Kings (24-23) head north of the border for a clash with the Eastern Conference’s second-ranked team, the Toronto Raptors (35-13).
The Raptors are right on Milwaukee’s tail for the number one spot and they have won their last two games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Sacramento is 10th in a very competitive Western Conference, lost their most recent game and split their last 10.
This will be the second match between the Raptors and Kings this season and the last of the season series. In that game on November 7, the Raptors won 114-105 behind Kawhi Leonard’s 25 points. Buddy Hield scored 24 in that game for the Kings.
Time: 7:00pm ET
Arena: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Channel: NBCSCA, TSN
Toronto Raptors Starting Lineup
The Raptors have defended home court well, and they’ll be looking for their 10th straight win at Scotiabank Arena tonight, where they are 20-4 on the season.
They’ve been in a battle with Milwaukee for the top spot in the East all season. After losing to the Celtics last season, the Raptors have won two straight against the Suns and Grizzlies.
Against Memphis, the Raptors were without Kawhi Leonard and still won by 29 points. They were led by Danny Green, who has had a great year with the Raptors. He finished with 24 points and seven rebounds and knocked down eight three-pointers.
Normal Powell and C.J. Miles were also big off the bench in limited minutes.
Sacramento Kings Starting Lineup
Like the Raptors, the Sacramento Kings are getting a lot of offensive help from their bench, but in their loss to the Brooklyn Nets, their starters struggled offensively, especially in the second half as they were outscored 68-34.
Three of their starters managed to score just a combined 25 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic, who has been a sparkplug off the bench all season, scored 22 points and dished 11 assists.
Justin Jackson also had 14 points, but the Kings will need more than just Bogdanovic and Jackson against the Raptors tonight.
Scoring just nine points in the fourth quarter has to be worrisome for Sacramento, but a win tonight over a tough opponent on the road could do a lot to address any issues, especially if their backcourt duo of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield get going.
Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Odds
The Raptors are 10-point favorites to extend their home winning streak tonight. The over/under is 229 points and Toronto is -600 on the moneyline after opening at -650.
Toronto is 20-4 at home and 29-8 as the favorite. Sacramento is 10-13 on the road and 13-22 as the underdog.
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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks
Kawhi Leonard ($10.3k) and De’Aaron Fox ($8k) are fantasy standouts. Leonard is coming off a rest game, so he should be ready to go against the Kings tonight. FanDuel has him projected at 50.65 points. Fox could use a bounce-back game, and he’s projected to do just that with 33.5 points.
Pascal Siakam ($6.9k) and Buddy Hield ($6k) are value players. Siakam is projected for 32.97 points, while FanDuel has Hield slated for 28.64.
Find all of our Fanduel and Draftkings projections here: https://www.lineups.com/nba/nba-fantasy-basketball-projections.