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Pointspread favors Kings in battle with 76ers

Philadelphia 76ersSacramento Kings
10-21January 02, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena10-20

The Kings will try to cover the spread at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the 76ers in basketball action.

The Kings sport a record of 10-20 and 12-16-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 10-21 and 13-18 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-13 for the Kings and 20-11 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 219 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 21 and the 76ers at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-89 result in favor of the Kings.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 114-102 winner as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Evan Turner scored 23 points leading the 76ers to a 114-102 victory over Denver at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 110-106 winner on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rudy Gay scored 25 points for Sacramento on Tuesday, leading the Kings to a 110-106 victory over Houston at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 100.43 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 111.23 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.48% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.38% per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Portland, Saturday, January 4th
Sacramento home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 4th