Our Best Bets for Raptors vs. Kings

NBA Rivalry Week rolls on Wednesday night time with two video games on the nationwide TV doubleheader that includes groups which can be actually rivals by all accounts: Nets vs. 76ers (7:30 pm ET) and Grizzlies vs. Warriors (10 p.m. ET).

Our analysts are moving into a distinct path for their greatest bets. They are focusing on three bets from two of the ten video games on the schedule and like a participant prop, first half complete and unfold wager in these matchups.

Read on for their knowledgeable picks and predictions for Wednesday night time.

NBA Odds & Picks

Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

Pick
Magic -5.5
Book
BetMGM
tip off
7 pm ET
TV
NBA League Pass

Chris Baker: I’ve had this spot circled for the Magic since Monday and their victory over the Celtics has additional strengthened my conviction. I’ve been excessive on this Magic staff all season and they’re lastly absolutely wholesome with Jonathan Isaac making his return on Monday.

Isaac made a right away affect on each ends of the ground towards the No. 1 staff within the NBA: 10 factors on 4-of-7 taking pictures with two steals. Isaac additional provides to the sheer variety of unicorns the Magic have of their entrance court docket.

Between Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Bol Bol, Isaac, Mo Bamba, and Wendell Carter Jr. this Orlando staff is totally loaded with proficient bigs. This is a large subject for the Pacers who’re extraordinarily missing in dimension and defensive capability of their entrance court docket. Outside of Myles Turner, the Pacers just about do not play every other bigs of their foremost rotation.

As a outcome, the Pacers rank twenty ninth in defensive rebound price and twenty seventh in opponent rim price allowed. They do not defend the paint effectively, which is a necessity towards the Magic. They will seemingly ask Aaron Nesmith and Chris Duarte to attempt to guard 6-foot-10 gamers like Wagner and Banchero. That could be an entire mismatch and I absolutely anticipate the Magic to attain at will tonight.

Additionally, that is only a horrible spot for the Pacers — on the highway on the second night time of a back-to-back after an emotional comeback win towards the Chicago Bulls Tuesday.

I haven’t got this staff rated very excessive with out Tyrese Haliburton. Since Haliburton went down on Jan. 11, the Pacers are 1-6 SU and 3-4 ATS and so they rank twenty ninth in offensive score over that stretch. The solely metric that’s constructive for them is offensive rebound price (rank second over that stretch). I’d anticipate their new-found knack for offensive boards to dissipate towards this bodily Magic staff that ranks twelfth in defensive rebound price.

I like this spot by way of state of affairs and matchup and I’m comfortably enjoying this as much as -6.


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Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings

Pick
Domantas Sabonis o31.5 PTS + REB
Book
DraftKings
tip off
10 pm ET
TV
NBA League Pass

Joe Dellera: The Kings tackle the Raptors right this moment and this can be a smash spot for Domantas Sabonis. He has been unbelievable this season and is lastly getting among the recognition he deserves across the league. I like his props tonight towards Siakam and the Raptors although.

Sabonis and Siakam are related in the way in which they play, each can rating, rebound and can facilitate as effectively. However, Sabonis has dominated this matchup over the previous few seasons. He has recorded 5 consecutive double-doubles and a triple double as effectively.

Sabonis’ Points + Rebounds prop is ready at 31.5 and relying in your e book it could be 32.5. He has cleared this quantity in three of his previous 5 towards Siakam, however extra importantly, he destroyed this quantity with a 21 level, 20 rebound, seven help efficiency this season on Dec. 14.

I choose the Points + Rebounds line versus Points + Rebounds + Assists on this spot as a result of I believe his help upside on this matchup isn’t as vital because of Toronto’s size and talent to defend the opposite scorers on the Kings. I believe Sabonis might be a major offensive choice tonight.

His historical past towards the Raptors apart, Sabonis has missed this 31.5 line in three consecutive video games; nevertheless, he had exceeded 31.5 in 18 of the 19 prior video games. I’ll again him to get again on monitor tonight towards the Raptors and would take this as much as 32.5 PR.


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Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings

Pick
First Half Over 122.5
Book
FanDuel

Munaf Manji: The Raptors and Kings face off tonight in Sacramento and I’m anticipating loads of factors to be scored within the first half.

First, the Raptors are 7-1 to the over within the first half of their previous eight video games, in response to Bet Labs. The Kings are 8-1 to the over within the first half of their previous 9 video games.

Furthermore, over the previous 5 video games, the Raptors and Kings rank first and second respectively in Offensive Rating. In that very same span, the primary half of Kings video games has averaged 127 factors and the Kings are permitting 63 factors per recreation within the first half.

The Raptors should not strangers to enjoying high-scoring video games this season. In truth, the Raptors are 10-4 to the over in non-conference video games this season and are 13-8 on the highway this season (per Bet Labs). I anticipate the offenses to be firing on all cylinders tonight. I like this quantity as much as 123.5.


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