Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks Prediction 4/4/2024

The Sacramento Kings (44-31) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (44-31) on Thursday, April 4th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on TNT. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Knicks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings took down the Clippers in their most recent game with a final score of 109-95. Heading into the second half, the Kings were leading 56-51.

In their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and come into today’s matchup with the Knicks with an overall record of 44-31. When it comes to conference play, the Kings are 29-19 compared to 15-12 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, the Kings have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 38-37. The Kings currently have a two game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 14-9 vs. the spread as underdogs.

The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Heat, Donte DiVincenzo was the top scorer for the Knicks’ offense, scoring 31 points and shooting 11/21 from the field. Miles McBride finished 2nd on the team with 24 points, but New York ended the game with a 109-99 loss.

As they prepare to face the Kings, the Knicks are aiming to add to their 44-31 record, which has them above .500. In their 75 games, the Knicks have gone 30-16 against Eastern Conference teams and have gone 14-15 in non-conference games.

New York comes in with an overall ATS record of 41-33 so far this season. New York has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 20-16 ATS on the road compared to 21-17 at home.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.1 points per game (9th).

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 9th in the NBA at 117.1 points per game. However, they have actually scored more points at home (118.7) than on the road (115.6).

So far this season, Sacramento has outscored the NBA average in 60% of their games. In terms of pace, the Kings are 12th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Kings are 13th in field goal percentage at 48%. From beyond the arc, Sacramento is 5th in made threes per game (14.2) and 15th in three-point shooting percentage (36%).

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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The Knicks come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.4 points per game.

At home, the Knicks are 25th in the NBA in scoring at 110.7 points per game. Overall, New York is 20th in the league in scoring at 112.4 points per game. In terms of pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the NBA at 94.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 11th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. However, they are just 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of overall field goal percentage, the Knicks are 24th in the NBA at 46%.

Despite being 29th in the NBA in assists, the Knicks are 1st in offensive rebounds at 12.8 per game. In terms of free throws, the Knicks are 16th in the NBA in both attempts and makes.

Kings Team Defense

So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 115.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.8% and 39.0% from three-point territory.

Knicks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 29.3% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 107.9 points per game allowed. New York’s defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 11th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 29th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.1 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Kings And Knicks

In today’s game, our projections have De’Aaron Fox leading the Kings with 26 points on 10/21 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.3 points per game, along with 4.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Brunson to be the top scorer for the Knicks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.5%, and he is contributing 27.8 points per game on average.

Kings vs Knicks Trends

  • Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 114 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Across the Knicks last ten home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 106. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-4-1, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Kings have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Knicks have an ATS record of 3-1-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Kings vs Knicks Prediction

The Kings come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 215.5, and our model projects the Kings and Knicks to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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