Kings vs. Knicks - 12/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (10-12) at Sacramento Kings (8-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -5.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The New York Knicks are desperate for a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.6 points and 3.1 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Jose Calderon is dishing 3.4 assists and Arron Afflalo is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Jazz in which they shot 39.7 percent from the field and had 10 turnovers. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a nice home victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.1 points and 10.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.6 points and two assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kings have allowed 100-plus points in 10 of their last 13 games and have lost seven of their last nine when that’s the case. The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last seven home games.
The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento.
The Kings are playing well at home and have the up tempo offense to give a tired Knicks team that's struggling on the road fits. You can't back the Knicks right now, especially on the end of a back-to-back. Kings should roll here.