On Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Sacramento Kings. After starting the season a woeful 0-5, the Kings have turned things around a bit and are 5-3 in the last eight games. Meanwhile, your team, your town, your Philadelphia 76ers are reeling from a scoreless Joel Embiid effort against Toronto after having won four consecutive games. With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Kings betting preview.
At 11-6, the Sixers remain in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, just 1.5 games behind the the Boston Celtics for a three-way tie for second in the conference. The Kings enter Wednesday night’s contest at 7-9, which has them one game out of a playoff spot.
Sixers vs. Kings Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Kings at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:
- Spread: Sixers -8.5, Kings +8.5
- Moneyline: Sixers -113, Kings -108
- Total: 211.5
Bets We Like With a Sixers Win
If you want a no-narrative analysis of this one, FiveThirtyEight gives the Sixers a 86% chance of winning with a -11 point line. Additionally, the Sixers have won their past eight home games.
Sixers Win and Joel Embiid Over 29.5 Points (+333, Fox Bet)
Everyone in the league knows Joel Embiid was shut out and flat-out embarrassed after failing to score a single point in an NBA game for the first time in his career against the Raptors. A motivated Embiid is a scary thing. Pair that with playing in front of the Philly faithful AND a juicy matchup against former Sixer Richaun Holmes, and you have a nice bet to sink your teeth into.
Sixers Win and Al Horford Over 14.5 Points (-110, Fox Bet)
Al Horford averaged 17.5 points in two contests against the Kings a season ago as a member of the Boston Celtics. In the event that Sacramento starts sending double teams at Joel Embiid, there will be plenty of opportunities for Horford to put up some open threes. If you’re feeling frisky, you could get a Sixers win and Al Horford over 19.5 points at +333.
Bets We Like Independent of Outcome
Kings Cover the Spread and Under Total Points(+275, DraftKings)
There are a few things working in this bet’s favor. The Kings have seen the total points in their last four road games go under the total points threshold and underdogs in the last ten games between these teams covered the spread. The Sixers are also a motivated bunch returning home and the Kings have had difficulty scoring in recent games.
Shot in the Dark
Sixers, Heat, and Clippers All to Win (+350, Fox Bet)
On the surface, two of these three games are near locks. FiveThirtyEight gives the Sixers a 86% chance of winning with a -11 point line. They also give the Clippers a 57% chance of winning on the road against Memphis. The issue is the Miami game, where they’re predicted to only have a 9% chance of winning with a +14.5 line. That said, it’s an interesting super boost from FOX Bet.
Sixers vs. Kings Prediction
Pick: Sixers win the game and Sacramento covers. The under on points is also a high likelihood.