Sixers Travel to California’s Capital, Challenge Kings

76ers vs Kings Lines, Odds and More

76ers vs Kings lines opened at Sacramento -9, total set at 219. Let’s take a look at betting analysis, head-to-head history and NBA games today to see if we can find an edge.

The Kings are clicking and ready for a playoff push. Although they still sit towards the bottom of the Western Conference NBA playoff bracket, they are still hungry to prove themselves in a league that continues to doubt them.

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The Sixers, who have been without their star Joel Embiid, are looking to hold on to their playoff spot in hopes that Joel’s return can vault them back into NBA Championship contention. Young budding star Tyrese Maxey has been holding down the fort in Embiid’s absence, he will look to light it up again in Sacramento on Monday.

With 76ers vs Kings lines at Sixer +9 on the road, there certainly are some interesting bets to be made in this game, let’s dive right in.

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Day/Time:
Records: 76ers (39-32)/Kings (41-29)
Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
Streaming: NBA League Pass, NBCSCA, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Keon’s Mr. Brightside

The Kings are in a groove. After what has generally been an up-and-down season, they’ve gone 7-3 in their last ten games, and the duo of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis have been leading the way.

Over the last 15 games, the Kings are 10th in defensive efficiency and 12th in offensive efficiency, they also have a top-ten record over that span. Unfortunately, they’ve recently lost a starter in Kevin Huerter.

One bright spot of this NBA injury has been the emergence of second-year guard Keon Ellis. Undrafted and a product of the G League, Ellis has stepped up seamlessly in the wake of Huerter’s injury. Huerter’s torn labrum could sideline him for the rest of the year, creating an unexpected starting role for Ellis.

Now, he has a chance to solidify himself as a key contributor, impressing with his defensive presence and clutch plays. Ellis’ emergence brings some optimism to the King’s unfortunate injury timing.

Keon has hit his points over in four of his last six games, and exploded for a career-high 19 points in the King’s most recent game against the Orlando Magic (he also played a career-high 37 minutes). Check out Keon’s points prop for a possible over bet Monday.

Don’t Underestimate Philadelphia

The Sixers no longer have Joel Embiid stats to carry the load of their offense. From here until he hopefully returns by playoff time, everyone will need to chip in.

The Sixers will be arriving in Sacramento after a thrilling victory in Los Angeles Sunday. The Sixers shocked many when they comfortably defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 121-107, in a game where all three of the Clippers’ stars played full minutes.

The Sixers got scoring help all around with Tyrese Maxey scoring 24 points, trade deadline addition Cameron Payne going for 23 points, and newly healthy Tobias Harris chipping in for 24 points. The Sixers will need a group effort on offense to stand a chance against the surprisingly staunch Sacramento defense.

Although he didn’t have a great game on Sunday, Kelly Oubre Jr. has been crucial in taking over offensive responsibilities in Joel and Tobias’s absences. He has gone over his points total eight of his last ten games. Many of those NCAAB games were without Tobias playing.

Now that Tobias is back, we think his scoring numbers might take a dip. Oubre only scored 12 points on Sunday, while Tobias had 24. Take a look at the Oubre Jr. under or Harris over for a possible points prop bet. Cameron Payne is also an interesting player to check out. He has gone over his assists prop bet in 4 of his last five games.

Sac-Town’s Potential Smackdown

76ers vs Kings lines opened at Kings -9, total at 219. Since the Sixers are arriving in Sacramento coming off an emotional back-to-back, the Kings being heavy favorites at home makes sense to us. That being said, The Kings are only 13-20 against the spread at home while Philadelphia is 18-16 against the spread on the road.

We think with the way the Kings have been playing as of late they certainly have the ability to blow out the Sixers by over nine points.

However, the Sixers have been 4-1 ATS in their last five games and are liable to put up a fight. A potential better bet is taking the under, the Sixers have gone under in eight of their last ten and the Kings have also gone under in seven of their last ten.

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