With wins at Detroit and Charlotte, the Kings are off to a perfect start to their 5-game road trip, but it gets a lot trickier tonight as they head to Philadelphia for a date with the 76ers. Playing at Wells Fargo Center hasn’t been a pleasant experience in recent years, the Kings haven’t won there since the 2017-18 season. Coincidentally, that was the last time Sacramento won a game against Philadelphia, the Sixers have swept the last 4 regular season series having won 9 times in a row. Tonight could be a good chance to turn things around for the Kings, they’re in pretty decent form with 4 wins in 5 games and have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 on the road. Only Kevin Huerter’s name is on the injury report, he is questionable with a ankle problem.
So far 2024 hasn’t been kind to the 76ers, but that’s mainly because Joel Embiid has been absent in their last 2 games. They’re just 1-3 SU since the turn of the new year, coming off a OT loss at Atlanta 139-132. The big fella will remain out of the line-up here, that could be an issue as the Kings have Domantas Sabonis who leads the NBA in double-doubles this season. Once again it will be up to Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris to lead the charge offensively, the duo combined for 67 points in the loss at Atlanta the other night. Regardless of the Embiid injury, the oddsmakers still have the Sixers as slight favorites here, while ESPN’s matchup predictor has them winning the game by almost 61%.