The TORONTO and the SACRAMENTO will both be gunning for a victory on 11/7/2018 at 10:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
TORONTO RAPTORS vs SACRAMENTO KINGS
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
TV: 10:05 PM
PREDICTION: SACRAMENTO , TORONTO
Oddsmakers currently have the SACRAMENTO listed as 8 point favorites versus the TORONTO, while the game’s total is sitting at 232.5.
The Toronto Raptors are piling up the victories and strive to add another when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Toronto is tied with the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA and is looking to complete a sweep of a four-game road trip.
The availability of Raptors standout small forward Kawhi Leonard is unknown due to the left ankle injury that led him to miss the past two games. Leonard suffered the injury against the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 2 and sat out victories over the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz. Sacramento was obliterated 144-109 by the Milwaukee Bucks in its last outing to see a five-game winning streak evaporate. “We just went 3-1 on a four-game road trip,” Kings forward Justin Jackson said after the loss. “Obviously, it hurts a little bit to lose like that, but I think we’re extremely happy of how we played this road trip.”
TV: 10 p.m. ET, TSN (Toronto), NBCS California (Sacramento)
ABOUT THE RAPTORS (10-1): Power forward Serge Ibaka connected on all eight shots while scoring 17 points in Monday’s 124-111 win over the Jazz just one night after scoring a career-best 34 points on 15-of-17 shooting in a 121-107 victory over the Lakers. Ibaka registered three career 30-point outings and two of them have occurred in the past five games. Point guard Kyle Lowry is also playing solid with nine straight outings of 10 or more assists while averaging 17.9 points and an NBA-best 11.5 assists.
ABOUT THE KINGS (6-4): Sacramento looks to move on from the pounding it absorbed with a four-game homestand that concludes against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 12. The Kings have ramped up the offensive attack this season and rank fourth in scoring (118.7) but the defense has been suspect and stands 26th while allowing 119.3 points per game. Shooting guard Buddy Hield had 19 points against the Bucks to fall a point short of his sixth straight 20-point game and the third-year pro is shooting a stellar 48 percent from 3-point range.
1. The Raptors won each of last season’s two meetings by 15 points after the Kings won the previous four.
2. Sacramento backup SG Ben McLemore won’t play Wednesday as he grieves the death of his brother, Kevin.
3. Toronto G Norman Powell (shoulder) was injured against Utah and is unlikely to play Wednesday.
PREDICTION: Raptors 116, Kings 113