Kings vs. 76ers Prediction

NBA Picks: Are the 76ers a good bet to cover vs. Kings off a loss? 1/30/17

Following their ugly loss in Chicago on Sunday, are the 76ers a good bet to cover versus the Kings tonight at 6:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 76ers are now 2-point home underdogs versus the Kings after the game opened as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 206.5 but has been bet down to 206 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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The Kings are coming off a 109-106 win at Charlotte on Saturday and have now won three of their last four games. In their win over the Hornets, DeMarcus Cousins hit 13-of-22 form the field in route to 35 points with a whopping 18 rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot. Darren Collison also added 17 points with two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes of play.

The Sixers have played well overall but they're now coming off back-to-back losses after losing 121-108 to the Bulls on Sunday. Robert Covington double-doubled in the loss, racking up 21 points and 12 rebounds with three assists, three steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers. T.J. McConnell also dished out 12 assists, scoring 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field. It'll be interesting to see if Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench for the Sixers tonight. He's been out with a knee injury and didn't play Sunday.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Kings have been a horrible bet against the Sixers, who have dominated Sacramento at the betting window. The Kings are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Philadelphia and are an ugly 4-18 against the number in their last 22 games overall versus the 76ers. The underdog is also a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five meetings between these two teams and the Sixers are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven home games.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +2

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