Tuesday, May 24 2022

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Philadelphia

Current Records: Sacramento 18-32; Philadelphia 29-19

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings haven’t won a contest against the Philadelphia 76ers since Feb. 2 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Saturday. The Kings’ road trip will continue as they head to Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 p.m. ET to face off against Philadelphia. The Sixers will be strutting in after a win while Sacramento will be stumbling in from a loss.

On Wednesday, Sacramento lost to the Atlanta Hawks on the road by a decisive 121-104 margin. Sacramento was down 94-74 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Power forward Harrison Barnes put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 28 points along with nine boards. Barnes’ performance made up for a slower matchup against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia had enough points to win and then some against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, taking their game 105-87. The Sixers relied on the efforts of power forward Tobias Harris, who had 23 points in addition to five rebounds, and center Joel Embiid, who had 26 points and seven assists in addition to nine rebounds.

The Kings have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.50 point spread they are up against. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

Sacramento’s defeat took them down to 18-32 while Philadelphia’s victory pulled them up to 29-19. We’ll see if Sacramento can steal the 76ers’ luck or if the Sixers records another win instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: NBC Sports California
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $31.00

Odds

The 76ers are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Philadelphia have won eight out of their last 13 games against Sacramento.

  • Nov 22, 2021 – Philadelphia 102 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Mar 20, 2021 – Philadelphia 129 vs. Sacramento 105
  • Feb 09, 2021 – Philadelphia 119 vs. Sacramento 111
  • Mar 05, 2020 – Philadelphia 125 vs. Sacramento 108
  • Nov 27, 2019 – Philadelphia 97 vs. Sacramento 91
  • Mar 15, 2019 – Philadelphia 123 vs. Sacramento 114
  • Feb 02, 2019 – Sacramento 115 vs. Philadelphia 108
  • Dec 19, 2017 – Sacramento 101 vs. Philadelphia 95
  • Nov 09, 2017 – Sacramento 109 vs. Philadelphia 108
  • Jan 30, 2017 – Philadelphia 122 vs. Sacramento 119
  • Dec 26, 2016 – Sacramento 102 vs. Philadelphia 100
  • Feb 10, 2016 – Sacramento 114 vs. Philadelphia 110
  • Dec 30, 2015 – Philadelphia 110 vs. Sacramento 105

Source: CBSSports.com

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