In this battle between two teams sitting outside the top-8 of their respective conference, the Sacramento Kings (31-31), who are struggling having won only once in their last 6 games, are hosting the worse team currently in the league, the New York Knicks (13-50), who are looking to end yet another losing streak.
Date/Time: 03-04-2019, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings -11.5
Sacramento Kings have a 31-31 record (37-25 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the West. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Clippers with a 109-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Buddy Hield with 20.9 ppg, adding 5.2 boards per game. He is followed by De’Aaron Fox with 17.2 ppg, 3.7 boards and a team high 7.3 dimes per game, while Bogdan Bogdanovic adds 14.8 ppg, 3.8 boards and 4.1 dimes per game.
New York Knicks have a 13-50 record (26-36-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 107-128 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Smith Jr with 14.8 ppg, adding and a team high 6.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Emmanuel Mudiay with 14.8 ppg and 3.8 dimes.
In their two meetings last season each team won once at home (Kings by 3 points and Knicks by 27). Kings have a 19-13 home record, while the Knicks are 7-24 on the road. Kings are better offensively, scoring 113.9 ppg to Knicks’ 106, while Knicks are better defensively, allowing 114.3 ppg to Kings’ 115.2. Kings have better percentages both in field goals (46.3% to 43.2%) and in 3-pointers (37.5% to 33.9%). They are better in boards grabbed (45.4 to 44.5) and in dimes made (25.6 to 20), while Knicks are better in turnovers committed (13 to 13.4). Kings are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -11.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win.
New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction: Sacramento Kings -11.5 (-108)
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