Philadelphia 76ers look to stay perfect on home stand, host the Sacramento Kings tonight in South Philly
The Philadelphia 76ers look to continue their perfect home stand tonight in South Philly against a really bad Sacramento Kings team. The Kings have lost five straight games and 10 out of their last 12, falling to 18-32 on the year. The Sixers earned a win at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, improving to 29-19 on the year and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Injury Report (Saturday Morning)
Seth Curry (left ankle soreness) is questionable, with Shake Milton (back contusion) and Ben Simmons (jealous, crybaby) are ruled out. The G League guys, Charles Bassey, Myles Powell, Paul Reed, and Jaden Springer are on assignment with the Blue Coats.
For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox (left ankle soreness) and Chimezie Metu (left knee soreness) are questionable.
The Embiid and Harris Show
On Thursday night, Joel Embiid led the way for the Sixers, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, a steal, and two blocks. Tobias Harris continued to play well, adding 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Harris was 10-for-15 from the floor and 3-for-5 from three point range.
Tobias Harris Last 5 Games:
- 23 PTS, 10-15 FG, 3-5 3PT
- 33 PTS, 13-19 FG, 3-3 3PT
- 18 PTS, 6-13 FG
- 20 PTS, 8-17 FG, 1-2 3PT
- 21 PTS, 8-13 FG, 1-3 3PT
When the Sixers have solid performances around Joel Embiid, they are a tough team to beat. It’s really that simple. To go along with the resurgence of Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey recorded his first double-double against the Lakers with 14 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, and two blocks.
The Kings are not a good basketball team. They are literally falling apart at the seams and just last week, took themselves out of the Ben Simmons trade conversation. Who’s fault was that? I’ll let Stephen A. Smith answer that for you. Watch his rant last night on ESPN about Joshua Harris, Morey, and Simmons here.
However, as we have seen time and time again, the Philadelphia 76ers LOVE to play down to opponents. Still, the Kings are coming off back-to-back losses on their current East Coast trip. They got destroyed by the Celtics on Tuesday, then destroyed by the Hawks on Wednesday.
If the Kings don’t have De’Aaron Fox, then I’m thinking we have another blowout loss from Sacramento incoming. Plus, the entire team was in South Philly last night in the snow eating cheesesteaks from Pat’s, which you can check up on how social media reacted to that here.
Tonight’s odds brought to you by Parx Sportsbook, the official gambling partner of The Liberty Line.
|Los Angeles Lakers||+410||+10.5 (-110)||O 223 (-109)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||-590||-10.5 (-110)||U 223 (-113)|
Parx Sportsbook Odds Boost
Joel Embiid & Tyrese Maxey EACH to make 2+ Three Pointers
(Boosted from +395 to +475)
Joel Embiid will definitely shoot three pointers, it’s just a matter if he will make one. Last game, Embiid went 0-for-5 from beyond the arc, the game before he was 0-for-3, and the game before that he was 1-for-3.
Embiid hasn’t hit two three pointers since the Sixers collapsed against the Clippers on January 21st. Tyrese Maxey has hit 2+ three pointers in four out of his last five games.
I don’t hate this boost. The volume for both players is definitely there and at +475, you have to at least throw down $10.00 and see what happens.
I’ll be in attendance tonight and refuse to walk away a loser. Kings are a poverty team and a poverty franchise. Give me the Sixers -10.5.
Harris Barnes over 14.5 (-134)
Tobias Harris over 19.5 (-113)
Richaun Holmes over 10.5 (-121)