Philadelphia 76ers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-4.5)
Golden 1 Center is the site where and the Sacramento Kings (12-11) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (17-7) on Tuesday. Philadelphia opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 229.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers played the Brooklyn Nets and went home with a win by a final score of 124-108 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the game having earned a 51.1% field goal percentage (48 out of 94) and knocked down 10 of their 27 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 18 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 51 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 27 assists for the matchup as well as having 12 steals and 4 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 44.3% from the field on 39 of 88 shooting. Brooklyn earned 21 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. On top of that, the Nets collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Brooklyn ended up going 88.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 17 attempts. They also knocked down 15 of their 41 shots from distance.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He recorded 33 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He played 31:04 mins and grabbed 9 boards. Embiid ended up going 47.6% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He had 12 boards and also tallied 6 dimes. He finished the game at 62.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 10-of-16 (21 points). When all was said and done, Harris was on the court for 31:46 min.
Philadelphia will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 17-7 for the season. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 45.5 rebounds per game and has 565 dimes so far this season, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 36.1% on three-point attempts (260 of 721) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.1 points per outing (10th in basketball) while hitting 47.8% from the field. Defensively, the 76ers are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.7 fouls. They are 20th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 586 conceded on the campaign. The 76ers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.6% (372 of 520) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 36.9% on three-point shots and they are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (110.1).
When they last played, the Sacramento Kings went home victorious with a score of 113-110 when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings pulled down 41 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 52 in this game. They also blocked 4 tries while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Clippers earned 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Sacramento converted 10 out of their 29 attempts (34.5%). When the game finished, the Kings shot 46 out of 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9%. The Kings allowed the Clippers to convert 41 of their 99 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.4% in the matchup. They went 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 of 28 and ended up going 20 of 23 at the free throw line (87.0%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Sacramento allowed Los Angeles to get 53 overall (16 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings for this contest. He buried 15 out of 25 for the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 36 points. Fox collected 4 boards in his 35:59 mins of playing time and had 7 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that was important for Sacramento was Buddy Hield. He notched 22 points in his 38:00 mins on the court by way of 7 of 18 from the floor in this matchup. Hield finished going 38.9% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 12-11 so far this season. Sacramento has 2,616 pts for the campaign (113.7 per game) and they snag 43.9 boards per contest. The Kings commit 19.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 72.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Kings are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks 9th in the league. They are assisting teammates 25.7 times per game (11th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Kings defensively are ranked 28th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 118.2. They have forced 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (27th in basketball). The Sacramento defense concedes 38.5% from downtown (305 of 793) and opponents are making 81.4% of their foul shots. They give up 26.0 assists and 45.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 25th and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-4.5)
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