Sacramento Kings (9-20) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a big road win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 96.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.2 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 24.1 points and 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 17.3 points and 7.8 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost three straight home games.
The Kings are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games, 4-9-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia, 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
This is a lot of points to lay with a cold 76ers squad that's lost its mojo and is on the end of a back to back, but you have to think a turnaround is coming eventually. There's too much talent on the 76ers to continue losing to subpar teams. The Kings are possibly going to be without Fox in this contest, and they're being outscored by eight points in their last five games. The Kings are also being outscored by 13 points on the road this season. If there was ever a game for the 76ers to get out of this funk it would seem to be this one. Give me Philly by double digits.