Kings at Knicks - 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 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven games and begin an eight-game road trip. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Rudy Gay is averaging 20.1 points and 3.8 assists while Ben McLemore is averaging 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Andre Miller is dishing 5.4 assists and Carl Landry is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are still trying to figure things out under new head coach George Karl. One positive is that the Kings have scored 96 or more points in six straight games and are shooting 44.7 percent in their last five games. DeMarcus Cousins is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The New York Knicks look for a third straight victory. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 93 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 100.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 11.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 11.5 points and three assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks have won three straight games just once this season, which took place towards the end of January. The Knicks are allowing 46.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points.
The Kings are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games and 10-23-2 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The Knicks are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and the road team is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Even without Cousins and Collison, the Kings are still the better team here. The Knicks shouldn't even be trying to win at this point and have won just three straight games once. I'll take the Kings on the road.