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Kings vs 76ers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Philadelphia 76ers (29-16) vs. Sacramento Kings (25-18)
January 21, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sacramento Kings +3.5; Over/Under: -
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The Philadelphia 76ers invade the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in a great shape as they won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be aiming for a fifth straight victory after beating the Trail Blazers in a 105-95 road win on Thursday. Joel Embiid led the team with 32 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, James Harden tallied a triple-double of 16 points with 10 rebounds and 14 assists while Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 50 percent from the field and eight of 26 from the 3-point line as they took control of the game early and held the Trail Blazers to just 34 points in the first half to lead by as many as 26 points which allowed them to cruise in the second half unchallenged.

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been flying under the radar lately as they’ve won eight of their last 11 games overall and they are now gunning for a seventh straight victory after beating the Thunder in a 118-113 home win last night. Keegan Murray led the team with 29 points and 14 rebounds, De’Aaron Fox added 25 points while Domantas Sabonis racked up a triple-double of 18 points with 13 rebounds and 14 assists. As a team, the Kings shot 47 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they leaked 66 points in the first half, but they were much better in the third quarter where they held the Thunder to just 22 points to move ahead and slip away in the end.

Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. The Kings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on zero days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the 76ers are 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall and the 76ers are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Sacramento.

The 76ers could be a little shorthanded here as James Harden is currently is listed as questionable due to injury management, while the Kings don’t have a single player listed on the injury report. The 76ers open as slight favorites in this spot, but they could be missing Harden and the Kings have been surprisingly good lately given that they’ve reeled off six wins on the trot. I would be tempted to take the Kings if they weren’t playing on zero days rest, but with the line so short, I’ll back the 76ers to get the win and cover in this spot

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Philadelphia -3.5

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