The Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 8 games. The New York Knicks have won 3 straight games.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 118.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22.8 points and 5 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17 points and 11.3 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 113.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.1 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 road games. The under is 5-0 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks have shown signs of life over the last week, but they're still not a team I'm eager to lay points with. The Knicks' effort comes and goes, and nothing surprises me from game to game. The Sacramento Kings also continue to play decent ball, and they're actually outscoring teams by an average of 0.6 points on the road this season. On the road or not, it feels like the better team is getting points. Give me the Kings.