New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/16/2024

The New York Knicks (39-27) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (38-27) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks took down the Trail Blazers in their most recent game with a final score of 105-93. The Knicks were leading the game going into the second half 55-41.

Over their last ten games, the Knicks are 5-5 and have an overall record of 39-27 as they get set to play the Kings. In Eastern Conference games, the Knicks are 27-15 compared to 12-12 in non-conference play.

New York has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 35-30 against the spread. The Knicks maintain an ATS record of 17-13 on the road, while they have a 18-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings notched a win against the Lakers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 120-107. The Kings were leading the game going into the second half 60-56.

With an overall record of 38-27, the Kings are looking to extend their two game winning streak. When playing away from home, the Kings have gone 19-15 compared to 19-12 at home.

Sacramento has an overall ATS record of 33-32 as they come into today’s game. The Kings maintain an ATS record of 20-14 on the road, while they have a 13-18 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 66 games the Knicks are averaging 112.2 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Knicks have been below the NBA average in 59.1% of their games this season. On average, they are scoring 112.2 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 114.0 points per game compared to 110.5 at home.

Overall, the Knicks are shooting 46% from the field, which is 25th in the league. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the NBA at 94.9 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Knicks are 17th in the league at 36%.

When it comes to assists, the Knicks are 29th in the NBA at 23.8 per game. However, they are one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the league, averaging 12.9 per game, which is 2nd overall.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 7th ranked offense at 118.4 points per game.

At home, the Kings are averaging 121.1 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 7th in scoring at 118.4 points per game. Sacramento’s pace is 10th in the league at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 4th in both made threes per game (14.4) and three-point attempts (39). However, their three-point shooting percentage is 13th at 37%. In terms of free throw attempts, Sacramento is 23rd in the NBA.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 6th in the league at 28.8 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

This season, the Knicks defense has been impressive, holding the 2nd position in the league while permitting an average of 108.1 points per contest. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.

Kings Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 117.4 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Kings defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.5% while allowing 39.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Knicks And Kings

In today’s game, our projections have Jalen Brunson leading the Knicks with 27 points on 9/20 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 27.2 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

As for Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox is projected to be the primary scorer for the Kings. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27 points per game.

Knicks vs Kings Trends

  • Across the Knicks last five road games, the team averaged 105 points per game while allowing 102. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-2-1, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • Across their last three home contests, Sacramento has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Knicks have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. New York posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Kings have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.

Knicks vs Kings Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Kings to win, and have the projected score sitting at 112-108. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Kings at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Knicks and Kings to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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