Current records: Toronto 21-27; Sacramento 27-19
What you should know
This Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings hope to patch the holes in a defense that has averaged 116.7 points per game. They have the luxury of staying home for one more game and will welcome the Toronto Raptors to the Golden 1 Center on January 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Keep an eye on the result for this game: both teams had some high scores in their previous games so things could get even hotter on Wednesday.
The Memphis Grizzlies usually have all the answers at home, but on Monday, Sacramento proved too difficult a challenge. The Kings rolled past Memphis 133-100 at home. Sacramento center Trey Lyles looked sharp as he shot 6-for-8 from downtown and finished with 24 points and seven boards. Lyles hadn’t helped his team much against the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him. Lyles’ points were the most he had all year.
Meanwhile, Toronto beat the New York Knicks 125-116 on Sunday. Toronto relied on the efforts of point guard Fred VanVleet with 28 points and small forward Scottie Barnes with 19 points and six assists and seven rebounds.
The Kings are expected to win this with ease, but they should have easily beat the Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 19 and slipped with a 125-119 instead. In other words, don’t count out the Raptors just yet.
how to see
- When: Wednesday at 10pm ET
- Where from: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, California
- TV: NBC Sports California
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Consequences: CBS Sports App
- Ticket cost: $16.77
The Kings are a 3.5-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.
The odds makers had a good feeling for the pick as the game opened with the Kings a 4-point favorite.
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Toronto have won nine of their last 15 games against Sacramento.
- December 14, 2022 – Sacramento 124 vs. Toronto 123
- December 13, 2021 – Toronto 124 vs. Sacramento 101
- November 19, 2021 – Toronto 108 vs. Sacramento 89
- January 29, 2021 – Sacramento 126 vs. Toronto 124
- January 08, 2021 – Toronto 144 vs. Sacramento 123
- March 08, 2020 – Toronto 118 vs. Sacramento 113
- 11/06/2019 – Toronto 124 vs. Sacramento 120
- January 22, 2019 – Toronto 120 vs. Sacramento 105
- 11/07/2018 – Toronto 114 vs. Sacramento 105
- December 17, 2017 – Toronto 108 vs. Sacramento 93
- December 10, 2017 – Toronto 102 vs. Sacramento 87
- November 20, 2016 – Sacramento 102 vs. Toronto 99
- November 6, 2016 – Sacramento 96 vs. Toronto 91
- December 20, 2015 – Sacramento 104 vs. Toronto 94
- November 15, 2015 – Sacramento 107 vs. Toronto 101