Knicks vs. Kings - 1/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kings at Knicks
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, MSG
The Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks play Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Sacramento Kings have lost six straight games and continue their long road trip. On the season, the Kings are averaging 101.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 104.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.2 points and 12.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.2 points and 4.1 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 5.9 assists and Ben McLemore is shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The Sacramento Kings are struggling on the offensive end during this stretch, as they’re shooting just 30.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Kings have lost 11 straight games when scoring less than 100 points. Carl Landry is questionable for this game with a wrist injury.
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The New York Knicks have won three of their last four games and hope to keep things rolling. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 46 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 24.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 12.1 points and three assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Quincy Acy is grabbing five rebounds. The New York Knicks are playing better defense during this stretch, allowing 40.5 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Knicks have allowed less than 100 points in four of their last five games. Amar'e Stoudemire is questionable and Jose Calderon is doubtful for this game with injuries.
The Kings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Knicks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.
I don't trust either of these teams. The only side I would suggest if you must play this game is the points with the home team. The Knicks is where the value is at.