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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 22, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert

It’s been chaotic for the Sixers as they’ve been without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons – for much different reasons. Life was so hard in Sacramento they fired coach Luke Walton over the weekend. Both teams are desperate for a win as they tip off 10pE Monday night on NBATV.

Score Prediction

76ers 111, Kings 99

Best Bets

76ers ML

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Predictions

While it’s true both teams are struggling through the start of the season, it’s for opposite reasons. That will be on full display as the Sixers will overpower the Kings. Philadelphia has simply been without top talent for extended periods of time. Due to COVID or injury or trade demands, the Sixers went a stretch without Embiid, Simmons, and Tobias Harris.

They get Harris back, as he has Seth Curry and Tyrese Maxey to rely on for offense. Matisse Thybulle is back and will put an enormous amount of defensive pressure on Sacramento’s backcourt. The Sixers are still a good team without Embiid and Simmons, they just aren’t the best team in the East.

The Kings are going to be in some disarray as they will be playing their first game without Luke Walton. Beyond their overall record, the Kings were dealing with one of the more suspect defenses in the NBA. Richaun Holmes has a decent scoring matchup against Andre Drummond, but not enough of a rebounding advantage.

De’Aaron Fox will see a lot of Thybulle on him and comes off a rough shooting night this past Saturday against the Jazz. Harrison Barnes has cooled off after a hot start in the beginning of the season and will deal with Harris on the Sixers most of the night.

After a refreshing – and rather surprising – road victory in Denver, the Sixers came back to earth with a loss to the Blazers. Tobias Harris is playing well, it’s just the Sixers are taking on better teams during this stretch. Even Portland saw Damian Lillard explode against Philadelphia, so star power is a problem for this team.

The Kings don’t have much – if any – star power. The Sixers have been able to get by against lesser teams with Harris leading a supporting cast. The shots will come from Curry and Maxey – two regular starters along with Harris.

The Kings have been scoring points, even with ten losses on the season. Tyrese Haliburton and Fox were picking up some slack when Barnes started to struggle. But things were so bad overall they fired their coach before Thanksgiving.

Hard to overlook how many problems a team is having that they need to fire a guy this early in the season. It’s also difficult to think Buddy Hield off the bench is going to outpace Furkan Korkmaz and Georges Niang. The Kings woes will continue against the Sixers.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Odds

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Central
  • Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV-Time: NBATV - 7:00 p.m. ET

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 9-8
  • ATS: 9-8
  • O/U: 7-10

Embiid has only played in 9 games but averaged 21.4 PPG, 9.6 RPG and 4 APG.Harris only played in 11 and is averaging 20.6 PPG and 8.3 RPG. Harris is shooting 50% from the floor.

Maxey is playing 35.6 MPG and is averaging 18.4 PPG off 52.4 percent shooting. Curry averages 15.4 PPG, and Shake Milton is next at 12 PPG. Niang and Korkmaz took advantage of starter minutes and are also averaging double digits in points.

Sacramento Kings Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 6-11
  • ATS: 7-10
  • O/U: 6-10-1

The Kings rely on Barnes and Fox for the offense to move, and get just under 20 PPG for each. Barnes adds 7.5 RPG, while Fox averages 5.8 APG. Hield is adding 16.5 PPG a night shooting 39 percent from three, and Holmes is at 14.2 PPG and just under 10 RPG. Haliburton is playing 33 MPG and scoring just under 13 PPG.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Head-to-Head

The first matchup between these two teams will be Monday night in Sacramento. The Kings come in off a loss to the Jazz and lost their head coach, as Luke Walton was fired. The Sixers are coming off a road loss to the Blazers on Saturday night.

Key Players to Watch

  • PHI: Tobias Harris - PF (20.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.1 apg)
  • PHI: Tyrese Maxey - PG (18.4 ppg, 4.6 apg)
  • SAC: Harrison Barnes - SF (19.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
  • SAC: De'Aaron Fox - PG (19.7 ppg, 5.8 apg)

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Conclusion

The Sixers may have fallen to the 10th seed in the East, but they are still 9-8 ATS. The Sixers are a good team without their top two superstars, they may not be a playoff team, but good enough with Harris to beat the Kings.

Sacramento just doesn’t have the defensive capabilities to slow down the Sixers starters. Maxey will penetrate and force the Kings to crash on defense, allowing for Curry and Green to get some open – or just easier – looks. The Kings are going to have to get a better night out of Morant if they want.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Trends

  • Sacramento has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight games.
  • Philadelphia has won five straight games when facing Sacramento.
  • Sacramento has gone UNDER the point total in seven of its last nine home games.

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