76ers at Kings - 3/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (17-53) at Sacramento Kings (24-45)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -8.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSAC
The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings play Tuesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91 points on 40.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 12.3 points and 3.3 assists. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is grabbing five rebounds and Nerlens Noel is shooting 45.8 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are finding ways to win games despite shooting just 39.6 percent from the field in their last five matchups. The 76ers have scored less than 100 points in eight of their last nine games. The 76ers have also lost 15 straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look to win three straight for the first time since November. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 105.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.6 points and 12.2 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 21 points and 5.9 rebounds. Ben McLemore is shooting 43 percent from the field and Omri Casspi is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 47.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have split their last six games when topping 100 points. The reason behind the slight turnaround has to be due to the return of Gay, who has 59 points and six assists in his last two games.
The 76ers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The 76ers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Sacramento and 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
I don't truest non-playoff teams and big chalk. Also, the 76ers have done a decent job this season of keeping games within the number. While the best bet would be to leave this game alone, I'll side with the 76ers and the free points if forced to pick.