Last Updated: 2017-11-09
The Philadelphia 76ers (6-4) travel to Golden 1 Center to clash with the Sacramento Kings (2-8). The 76ers are a 6.5-point favorite and will try to continue their five-game winning streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 205.5 points and it can be seen on NBC Sports – California at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Philadelphia 76ers at Sacramento Kings Betting Odds
Both teams beat their last opponent. The Kings defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-86, while the 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 104-97.
The 76ers held the Jazz to an effective field goal percentage of 0.348 (below their season average of 0.514) and had a free throw rate of 0.296 (above their season average of 0.156). Meanwhile, Sacramento’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Oklahoma City. The Kings had a rate of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.480), while the Thunder posted a mark of 0.395 (below their season average of 0.519). Sacramento’s Buddy Hield had a solid performance, contributing 21 points and seven rebounds. Dario Saric played a key role for Philadelphia with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
The offense of Sacramento (29th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.2) will square off against the top-notch defense of Philadelphia (eighth in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 102.2). The 76ers should have the edge on that end of the court. It will also be a showdown of conflicting styles as the fast-breaking 76ers rank fourth in possessions per game, while the more methodical Kings rank 29th.
Of the 76ers’ 10 games, six have finished over the total. Philadelphia holds records of 6-4 straight up (SU) and 8-2 against the spread (ATS).
Unlike Philadelphia, games including the Kings have a tendency to finish under the total (60.0 percent). Moreover, Sacramento is 2-8 SU and 3-6-1 ATS.
This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The 76ers won the last matchup 122-119. The 76ers’ 12.9 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Kings, who had a mark of 18.7. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings ATS Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – Kings, O/U – Over
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Philadelphia ranks second in assists per game (26.2) while Sacramento ranks 27th (19.5).
The Kings rank third in blocks allowed per game (3.8) while the 76ers rank 22nd (6.1).
Philadelphia ranks 10th in second chance points per game (13.4) while Sacramento ranks 27th in second chance points allowed per game (15.2).
Philadelphia ranks 20th in points off turnovers per game (15.8) while Sacramento ranks 29th (13.2).
The 76ers rank third in rebounds per game (47.7) while the Kings rank 25th (40.3).
The 76ers average 8.5 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the league. The Kings rank 18th in steals allowed per game (8.6).
Philadelphia ranks ninth in three pointers attempted per game (30.8) while Sacramento ranks 29th (21.1).
In games where they allow less than 100 points, Sacramento is 2-1 and Philadelphia is 2-0.
The 76ers are 5-2 when they score above 100 points, while the Kings are 0-3.
Sacramento is 2-2 ATS at home, while Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS on the road.
The total has gone under in 3 of the Kings’ 4 home games, while 4 of the 76ers’ 6 road games have gone over.
The 76ers are 5-0 ATS over their last five games, while the Kings are 1-3-1.
In their last five games, Philadelphia has 4 overs and 1 under, while Sacramento has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 114.2 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 106.6 points per game (0.8 below their season average).
The Kings’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 10.0 for the season.