Knicks vs. Kings - 3/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (26-42) at New York Knicks (28-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSAC, MSG
The Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks meet Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Sacramento Kings hope for their third win in the month of March. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.3 points and 11.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.3 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.1 assists and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight road games. Omri Casspi and Willie Cauley-Stein are questionable.
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The New York Knicks could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and eight rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Kings are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York.
I don't like either of these teams, as they're both waiting for the season to end. However, the Kings are banged up and haven't played their best ball outside of Sacramento. The Knicks have to win a home game eventually. Give me New York in a toss up between two lousy teams.