Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/21/23
Sat 21st January 2023

The Sacramento Kings (26-18, 15-9 Home) host the Philadelphia 76ers (29-16, 12-9 Away) Saturday in a matchup that pits sensational offense against superb defense. Philadelphia defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 105-95 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Thursday, their fourth win in a row.

With 32 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks, Joel Embiid led the way. The 76ers are second in the Eastern Conference. Sacramento is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their sixth in a row yesterday at Golden 1 Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-113.

Keegan Murray had 29 points and 14 rebounds, leading the team. The Kings are third in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Philadelphia will be aiming for a season sweep against Sacramento after triumphing in the only earlier meeting 123-103 at Wells Fargo Center in December 2022, their eighth straight head-to-head victory.

Embiid led the 76ers with 31 points. Domantas Sabonis had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in the losing effort. The Sixers have been led this season by Embiid, who is averaging 33.6 points per game, second-highest in the NBA. Embiid also is contributing 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

De’Aaron Fox’s 24.0 points per game have powered the Kings on offense. Sabonis is recording 12.6 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.2 assists per game. The Kings rank as the league’s third-best team in offensive efficiency, while the 76ers are third in defensive efficiency.

The 76ers are 3-3 in six trips to Golden 1 Center. Philadelphia is pursuing a seventh straight win away from home this season. Sacramento has won four in a row at home this season. Meanwhile, the Kings are 3-3 when playing two days in a row this season and 2-3 with a rest disadvantage.

The 76ers are 4-2 with a rest advantage. In the last 10 games, Philadelphia is 8-2 with an average margin of +4.4 (120.1-115.7). For the season, the 76ers are averaging 113.7 points per game, compared to 109.8 for opponents. Sacramento has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 125.2 points per game on average while holding opponents to 117.2 (+8.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
De’Anthony Melton: 9.6 | 18.2 | -8.6
Points per game:
De’Anthony Melton: 4.8 | 10.9 | -6.1
Assists per game:
Joel Embiid: 2.6 | 4.2 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Keegan Murray: 23.8 | 17.2 | +6.6
Malik Monk: 12.6 | 19.5 | -6.9
Points per game:
Harrison Barnes: 20.6 | 15.2 | +5.4
Malik Monk: 7.0 | 13.3 | -6.3
Rebounds per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 3.0 | 4.3 | -1.3
Assists per game:
Domantas Sabonis: 11.8 | 7.2 | +4.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (-145)

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