Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/12/14
Sacramento Kings (22-41) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-48)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings head to Philly on Wednesdays to face off against the Sixers.
The Philadelphia 76ers have really had a tough season this year, as the Sixers are just 15-48 on the year, and have a home record of 8-24. Philly can put up some points at times, averaging nearly triple digits per game, but the defense is one of the worst in the league at this point, giving up 111 point s per outing. Philly has dropped an incredible 17 games straight heading into their Wednesday night home game against the Kings.
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The Sacramento Kings aren’t doing much better than Philly this season, as the Kings are just 22-42 on the year, and are far out of the playoff hunt in the Western Conference. The Kings, like the Pistons have a respectable offense at times, but the defense just isn’t there. The Kings are giving up nearly 104 points per game this season. Sacramento has dropped three straight heading into Detroit on Wednesday night, with the Kings last loss coming Tuesday night against the Pistons in Detroit 99-89.
The Kings have played well as of late when not getting any rest, as Sacramento is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five when playing on no rest. The Kings however are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games overall.
The Sixers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games on Wednesday nights, and the Sixers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games when playing on just one day of rest.
I’m taking the Kings here. I know giving up nearly double digit points on the road is tough, but there is no way I could possibly back this Sixers team right now. The Kings are far from great, but Sacramento is playing well, even on no rest and should handle Philly easily here on Wednesday.