At 7:30 ET on TNT, the 44-31 Knicks (-164) will host the 8th-seeded Kings (+137) in a non-conference matchup. New York is currently favored by 3.5 points over Sacramento, and the over/under line is set at 215.5.

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, and the Knicks are currently on a three-game losing streak. As for the Kings, they’ve won two straight and are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings +3.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-107 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.7% and knocking down 12 threes.

Do the Kings Stand a Chance on the Road?

Sacramento’s ATS win streak is at two games after covering the spread in their last two games. On the road, they have an ATS record of 22-15 compared to 16-22 ATS at home.

The Kings’ average scoring margin on the road this season is +1.1 points per game. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -0.5 points per game. This season, they are 11-12 as the underdog.

In Western Conference play, the Kings are 29-19 and are currently in 8th place. Against the Pacific Division, they are 10-6 and are 3rd in the division.

Sacramento’s O/U record for the season is 35-39-1, and their games have averaged 232.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 215.5 is lower than all of their previous games.

Sacramento’s last game was a 109-95 win over the Clippers. They were favored by 3 points in that game and have now won two straight games. The combined scoring in the game was 204 points, and the O/U line was 221.5.

In terms of scoring, the Kings are 9th in the NBA with an average of 117.1 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 115.6 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Sacramento is 12th in the league with 99.3 possessions per game.

One area where the Kings have excelled this season is in three-point shooting. They are 5th in the NBA in made threes per game at 14.2. Overall, they are 15th in three-point shooting percentage.

At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 115.7 points per game. The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.

Can the Knicks Live Up to the Hype at Home?

At 30-16, the Knicks have the 5th-best record in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place with a record of 44-31.

New York has lost three straight games and is favored by 3.5 points today. As the favorite, the Knicks are 32-10 this season and 26-15 against the spread. At home, they are 21-17 ATS.

The Knicks’ O/U record for the season is 30-44-1, and the over has hit in five straight games. Today’s O/U line is 215.5, and their games have averaged 220.3 points per game this season.

In their last game, the Knicks lost to the Heat by a score of 109-99. They were 2.5-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 205.5.

At home this season, the Knicks are averaging 110.7 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. So far, they have outscored the league average in just 41.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the league at 94.8 possessions per game.

New York’s offense is averaging 112.4 points per game overall, which is 20th in the NBA. They have made 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 11th in the league. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 36%.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Knicks are 23rd in the NBA at 53%. Overall, they have made 46% of their field goals, which is 24th. In terms of free throws, they are 16th in both attempts and makes.

Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 107.9 points per game. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.9% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.