The Sacramento Kings (23-14) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (23-13) on Friday, January 12th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Kings vs 76ers
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Hornets, Keegan Murray was the top scorer for the Kings’ offense, scoring 25 points and shooting 11/18 from the field. Domantas Sabonis also contributed 24 points as the Kings won by a score of 123-98 vs. the Hornets.
Coming into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Kings are 23-14 and have a winning record. At home, the Kings are 13-7 while on the road they are 10-7.
Sacramento has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 20-17 against the spread. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 11-6 on the road, while they have a 9-11 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Philadelphia’s most recently played the Hawks and lost with a final score of 139-132. The start of the second half saw the 76ers in the lead, at 64-61.
As they prepare to take on the Kings, the 76ers are looking to stay above .500. Their overall record is 23-13, including a 17-10 mark against other Eastern Conference teams. In non-conference play, the 76ers are 6-3.
In terms of the spread, Philadelphia currently holds an ATS record of 24-12, which is above .500. The 76ers have two straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 20-7 vs. the spread as the favorite.
Kings Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Sacramento is averaging 118.2 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league.
Coming into tonight’s game, the Kings are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. However, on the road, they are averaging 114.6 points per game (13th).
Sacramento is 9th in pace at 100.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Kings are 13th in the league at 47%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 3rd in both three-pointers made (15.2 per game) and attempted (40.7 per game). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (11th).
76ers Offense Breakdown
The Philadelphia offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 119.9 points per game.
When playing at home, the 76ers have been scoring 120.5 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 6th in the league, averaging 119.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 14th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.
So far this season, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th in the league at 47%. From beyond the arc, Philadelphia is 18th in three-point shooting at 36%.
When it comes to free throw shooting, the 76ers lead the NBA in both free throws made (22.7) and free throw attempts (27.1) per game. In terms of assists, Philadelphia is 22nd in the league with an average of 25.6 per game.
Kings Team Defense
So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 117.2 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 15th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 27th in rejections, averaging 4 blocked shots each game.
76ers Team Defense
The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 112.1 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Kings And 76ers
In today’s game, our projections have De’Aaron Fox leading the Kings with 26 points on 9/19 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.9 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.
As for Philadelphia, Tyrese Maxey is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.2 points per game.
Kings vs 76ers Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Kings offense has averaged 114 points per game while allowing an average of 112. Sacramento posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-4 ATS.
- Through their last three home games, Philadelphia has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 118 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Kings have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
The 76ers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 113-110. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the 76ers at -1.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 241.5 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.
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