Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks - 3/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks - 3/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks (24-39) at Sacramento Kings (19-44)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

The Line: Sacramento Kings +2 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings meet Sunday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The New York Knicks could use a feel good victory after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 16.8 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.2 points and 10.7 rebounds. Courtney Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

The Sacramento Kings could also use a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.9 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six home games.

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The Knicks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Sacramento, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings did play last night, so I guess the Knicks have an advantage in terms of rest. Still, I'm not laying chalk with either of these teams. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are allowing 121 points on 51.8 percent shooting in their last five games. That's the team you're confident in laying a bucket on the road? Yeah, uh, no. Sure, the Kings aren't much better, but at least we're getting a free bucket with the home team. If forced to pick this poor matchup, I'm taking Sacramento. 

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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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