76ers vs. Kings - 3/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (22-41) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-50)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, CSN
The Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 105.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.3 points and 12.2 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.6 points and 3.7 assists. Ben McLemore is dishing 1.5 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 53.1 percent shooting from the field and 44.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Kings, who are going through the motions under new head coach George Karl, have lost 20 of their last 22 games when allowing 100 or more points.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Canaan is averaging 14.2 points and 3.5 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 13 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.8 rebounds and Henry Sims is shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 38.6 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored under 100 points in 11 of their last 14 games. About the only good news for the 76ers is that nine of their 14 wins have come on their home court.
The Kings are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Kings are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Cousins should takeover this game and lead the Kings to a victory. However, the 76ers have been full of surprises recently. Still, I like the Kings to win and cover.