Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/13/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Sacramento Kings are en route to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they will meet the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Kings faced off with the Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 112-99 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Kings ended up finishing with 21 and the Knicks had 22 fouls. They also converted 8 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. New York finished the game at 88.9% from the charity stripe by converting 24 of 27 shots. Moreover, New York grabbed 55 rebounds (15 offensive, 40 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. New York recorded 19 assists and had 8 steals for this game. In terms of the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 44.9% from the field on 40 out of 89 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 41 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Kings made 23 of 35 tries for a rate of 65.7%. Sacramento walked away from the game with a 39.8% field goal percentage (33 of 83) and buried 10 of their 39 three-point shots.
Domantas Sabonis is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He scored 20 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He played 39 minutes played and also collected 12 boards. Sabonis finished 70.0% from the floor and distributed 4 assists.
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Sacramento will enter this matchup with a record of 14-11 for the year. They are averaging 118.0 pts per game (2nd in the league) while connecting on 49.0% from the field. The Kings are shooting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (336 of 934) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Sacramento is grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 679 assists on the year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.8 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Kings are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.2 fouls. They rank 3rd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 608 relinquished this year. The Kings are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (1,060 of 2,211) and they relinquish 42.2 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 36.7% on shots from downtown and they are 21st in basketball in PPG from their opponents (115.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 131-113 when they faced the Hornets. In regard to rebounds, Philadelphia allowed Charlotte to snag 45 in total (15 on the offensive glass). They finished 36.7% from beyond the arc by hitting 11 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 30 at the free throw line (86.7%). The 76ers allowed the Hornets to make 38 out of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.9% in this contest. Overall, the 76ers shot 46 for 83 from the field which had them shooting 55.4%. Regarding 3-pointers, Philadelphia knocked down 13 of their 27 attempts (48.1%). They were able to knock down 26 of those for a rate of 81.3%. The Hornets were called for 24 fouls in this matchup which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 32 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The 76ers corralled 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 41 in the game.
Joel Embiid ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this contest. He buried 20 out of 32 in this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and earned 12 rebounds. Embiid earned 53 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists in the matchup.
Philadelphia has a record of 14-12 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are connecting on 47.6% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in the league. Philadelphia has totaled 2,879 points so far this season (110.7 per contest) and they collect 40.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.8 times per game (20th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.8 times per game. The 76ers commit 20.6 personal fouls per game and they shoot 81.1% from the charity stripe.
The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 108.4. They are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (13th in the league). The Philadelphia defense allows 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (276 of 835) and their opponents are knocking down 77.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 23.9 dimes and 42.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 8th and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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