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Sacramento KingsPhiladelphia 76ers
22-42March 12, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center15-48


The Philadelphia 76ers aim for their 18th straight loss in pursuit of the top pick in the NBA draft and they get 9 points at home against Sacramento.

While the 76ers have little chance to win, history tells us they can cover the spread against the Kings as they enjoy a 9-1 ATS run against them since 2008. And the Kings look for revenge here after losing at home to the lowly 76ers as 9-point chalk back in January.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 15-48 so far on the season, and 23-40 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 22-42 and 27-35-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 31-31-1 and the Kings go 31-32-1 on the totals.

View Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the 76ers sat as 8.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 214.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated 76ers and the No. 21-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-86 result in favor of the Kings.

The Kings were a 99-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento suffered a 99-89 loss against Detroit on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Rudy Gay in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The 76ers were a 123-110 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors. The 76ers got a 23-point performance from Michael Carter-Williams, who added 13 rebounds, but New York still ran past Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 11 in the league with 43.94 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.73 per game, while the Kings rate No. 25 with 6.33 per contest.

A few Kings at 76ers trends to consider:
Sacramento is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
Sacramento is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Sacramento is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-12 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento at Chicago, Saturday, March 15th
Philadelphia home to Indiana, Friday, March 14th