Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 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 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings play host to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won three of their last six games and were going for a third straight win before falling to the Lakers by 101-87 on Sunday. Thomas Robinson led the scoring with 14 points in just 16 minutes off the bench, while Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 14 points, but while the Sixers played well to lead by 47-41 at halftime, it all fell to pieces when the Lakers dominated the second half by 60-40, including 27-12 in the fourth quarter. As a team, the Sixers shot just 36 percent from the field and just couldn't find a way to slow down Jeremy Lin who poured in 29 points for the Lakers. With the loss, Philadelphia drops to 17-53 on the season and 5-29 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings had lost eight of nine before winning their last two straight including a dominant 109-86 win over the Wizards on Sunday. DeMarcus Cousins battled foul trouble all game but still found a way to contribute 20 points in just 23 minutes while Rudy Gay led the way with 26 points on 10 of 19 shooting as the Kings shot a healthy 67 percent in the first quarter and never looked back. Despite the win, Sacramento is still only 24-45 on the season and 15-21 at home, but it's just good to see a team winning some games with the talent they have on their roster.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games, while the Kings are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 6-14-2 ATS in their last 22 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the 76ers are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings in Sacramento and 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Kings looked really good in their last two wins and should have no problem winning this game, but this just feels like too many points to give the 76ers who have been dominant against them against the spread.