At 10:00 ET, the Sacramento Kings (-152) will host the New York Knicks (+127) in a non-conference matchup. The Kings are currently favored by 3 points and have a record of 38-27, which is good for 6th in the Western Conference. Sacramento is also on a 2-game win streak.

As for the Knicks, they are 39-27 and have won 2 straight as well. New York is 4th in the Eastern Conference and the over/under line for tonight’s game is 220.5 points.

NEW YORK KNICKS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -3

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-108 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Knicks Come Through as Road Underdogs?

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 23-42-1, and today’s line of 220.5 is lower than their season average of 224. In their last four games, the under has hit.

New York’s O/U record in non-conference games is 12-12, and their games have averaged 220.2 points per game this season.

Looking at their ATS record, the Knicks are 35-30 overall and 17-13 on the road. As underdogs, they are 12-16 ATS and have covered the spread in three straight road games.

In their last game, the Knicks beat the Trail Blazers by a score of 105-93. The O/U line for that game was 203 points, and the Knicks were favored by 12 points, resulting in a push.

With a record of 39-27, the Knicks are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Today, they are 3-point underdogs against the Kings.

Heading into the game, the Knicks are 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, in their last eight games, they have failed to reach their scoring average. On the road, New York is averaging 114.0 points per game compared to 110.5 at home.

So far this season, the Knicks are 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. From two-point range, they are shooting 52% (23rd) and have made an average of 13 three-pointers per game (17th).

In terms of pace, New York is last in the league at 94.9 possessions per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Knicks are 2nd in the NBA, but they are just 29th in assists at 23.8 per game.

At present, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd, allowing 108.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.5% from downtown.

Can the Sacramento Offense Score Enough at Home?

Sacramento has won their last two games at home and are favored by 3 points today. Their ATS record at home is 13-18 and 20-14 on the road.

The Kings have an O/U record of 33-31-1 for the season, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 235.8 points compared to today’s line of 220.5.

In their win over the Lakers, the teams combined for 227 points, which was well below the O/U line of 238.5. Sacramento covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs.

Against Western Conference opponents, the Kings are 26-17 compared to 12-10 in non-conference games. This puts them in 6th place in the West, and they are 2nd in the Pacific Division.

For the season, the Kings are 38-27. Looking at their ATS record, they are 33-32 overall and have covered in their last two games. At home, their ATS record is 13-18, and they are 19-15 straight up.

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. In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 11th in the league at 48%. They are also 10th in pace at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 4th in both three-pointers made and attempted at 14.4 and 39 per game, respectively. However, their three-point shooting percentage is 13th in the NBA at 37%.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA average in 64.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 6th in the league at 28.8 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, Sacramento is 16th with an average of 10.5 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 117.4 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.3% from downtown.