Sacramento Kings vs Toronto Raptors: How to watch the game online, live stream information, start time, TV channel

3rd quarter report

Only a quarter remains between the Kings and the victory they should get tonight. They appeared to be the better team at 107-97, but there is still a quarter to play.

The Kings came into the matchup with extra motivation after suffering a loss the last time these two teams met. We’ll see if they can flip the script or if it’ll just stay more of the same.

who plays

Toronto Raptors @ Sacramento Kings

Current records: Toronto 14-20, Sacramento 20-13

Here’s how to watch

  • When: Friday, January 5, 2024, 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, California
  • TV: NBC Sports California
  • Consequences: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket price: $30.00

What you should know

The Raptors are 8-2 against the Kings since November 2018 and have a chance to extend that success on Friday. The Toronto Raptors will hit the road to take on the Sacramento Kings at 10:00 p.m. ET at the Golden 1 Center. The Raptors pulled off an upset win in their last game and will be hoping to do the same against the 5-point favorites Kings.

Last Wednesday, Toronto beat Memphis 116-111, although it wasn’t a dominant performance. The victory marked the Raptors’ second consecutive win.

Meanwhile, it may have taken two overtimes to finish the job, but the Kings ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Wednesday. They got past Orlando 138-135. The win marked a return to normalcy for the Kings, who suffered a surprising 111-104 loss to the Hornets in their last game.

The Kings’ win was a true team effort with many players putting in solid performances. Perhaps the best of them was Malik Monk, who shot 7-for-13 from distance and was on his way to 37 points and 9 assists. This is the first time this season that Monk scored 30 or more points. Another key performer was Domantas Sabonis, who recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 23 rebounds and 12 assists.

Toronto’s win increased the record to 14:20. As for Sacramento, they’ve been on the rise lately: They’ve won three of their last four contests, giving their 20-13 record a nice boost this season.

In this contest, the number of possessions will likely be an important factor: the Raptors have not given up the ball easily this season, averaging just 12.9 turnovers per game. However, it’s not like the Kings are struggling in this regard, as they average just 12.9 turnovers per game. Given these competing strengths, it will be interesting to see how their clash unfolds.

The Raptors strolled past the Kings by a score of 113-95 when the teams last played in January 2023. Will the Raptors repeat their success or do the Kings have a better game plan this time? We’ll find out soon enough.


According to current data, Sacramento is the 5-point favorite against Toronto NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the starting position, as the Kings were considered 4.5-point favorites at the start of the game.

The over/under is 238.5 points.

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Series story

Toronto has won 8 of its last 10 games against Sacramento.

  • January 25, 2023 – Toronto 113 vs. Sacramento 95
  • 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 8, 2021 – Toronto 144 vs. Sacramento 123
  • March 8, 2020 – Toronto 118 vs. Sacramento 113
  • November 6, 2019 – Toronto 124 vs. Sacramento 120
  • January 22, 2019 – Toronto 120 vs. Sacramento 105
  • November 7, 2018 – Toronto 114 vs. Sacramento 105

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