Check out our free 76ers vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
76ers vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds SAC +3.5, PHI -159 | SAC +132 O/U OFF
So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 29-16, while going 25-19-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s 4 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 5.5 points per game.
In their previous game, the 76ers took down the Trail Blazers by a score of 105-95. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 1 point favorites. Philadelphia played well enough in the second half to prevent the Trail Blazers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 23 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Embiid, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-18. So far, the team has gone 24-19-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Sacramento will look to extend their 6 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 15.5 points.
Sacramento is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Thunder. Going into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread. Their 118-113 victory was not enough to cover. Sacramento actually trailed the Thunder by 7 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 3. Leading the team in scoring was Keegan Murray, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 83.3% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the 76ers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Kings, averaging 102.5 points per game. Like the 76ers, the Kings scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 97.5 points per game vs Philadelphia. In terms of betting, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Sacramento. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +13 points per game in favor of the 76ers. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 217 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 45 games, the 76ers are averaging 113.7 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA. The 76ers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.7 made 3’s per game. Philadelphia is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 10th in fewest turnovers per game.
Against the Kings, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
This season, the 76ers offense has primarily worked through Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 34 games, Embiid is 2nd in the NBA at 33.6 points per game. So far, him and Harris have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.900000000000006 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.3 rebounds for Philadelphia to go along with 2.6 assists.
Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 119.8 points per game (1st). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.5 made 3’s per game. One area that the Sacramento offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 8th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 24.0 points per game. For the season, he is 25th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.3 boards and 5.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 1st ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 42 games, he is averaging 18.8 and is 24th in the league in player efficiency rating.
76ers vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF
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