New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (20-37) at New York Knicks (12-46)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings invade Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
The Sacramento Kings have lost eight of their last 11 games and looked less than impressive without DeMarcus Cousins in their 110-99 loss against the Blazers on Sunday. Rudy Gay led the way with 24 points while Derrick Williams added 18 points and Andre Miller added 12 points and 10 assists off but the Kings just fell behind by 64-50 at halftime and never really threatened to come back because there was just no way of stopping the dynamic duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard who combined for 57 points. With a record of 20-37 on the season, the Kings have no real chance of making the playoffs so there's no real need to rush Cousins back for this game if he isn't fully fit.
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Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been out of the playoff race for a while now, but that hasn't stopped them from winning their last two games, including a 103-98 surprise upset of the Raptors on Saturday. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way with 22 points, Andrea Bargnani added 19 points and Alexey Shved had 15 points as the Knicks delivered the struggling Raptors their fifth consecutive loss. To be fair, the Raptors were without their leader in Kyle Lowry but with a league-worst record of 12-46, the Knicks will take whatever win they can get.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games, while the Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a win and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in New York and the Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
With Cousins likely to sit out once again for the Kings, this is a great chance for the league-worst Knicks to keep their winning streak going in front of their die-hard fans.