New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)
Sacramento Kings -1.5 . Total 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This matchup pairs two teams with identical records, searching for their 2nd win of the season. The Sacramento Kings (1-5) hit the road for clash with the New York Knicks, who are also (1-5). The Kings snapped their 5 game losing streak, after beating a very solid Utah Jazz team 102-101. The Knicks have lost 2 in a row and are coming off a road loss to the Boston Celtics, 104-102.
In the win over the Jazz, the Kings were led by De'Aaron Fox. Fox was 8 of 17 shooting, totaling 25 points and 4 assists. Harrison Barnes scored on an offensive board with just 2.9 seconds remaining, to help secure the Kings first win of the season. The Kings were committed 17 turnovers in the game and were out scored 13-5 in the final 5 minutes.
The Knicks were guided by Marcus Morris Sr. with 29 points. Morris was 8 of 17 shooting and 8 of 11 from the foul line. RJ Barrett was 5 of 17 from the floor, contributing 15 points. The free throw shooting was the difference in the game. The Celtics were able to connect on 27 of 29 (93%) from the line. The Knicks however, only made 14 of 21 (66%).
Recent Betting Trends:
Kings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Kings are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
The under is 5-1 in the Kings last 6 road games.
Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Kicks are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs the Pacific.
The under is 5-0 in the Knicks last 5 overall.
Looking at this series, the under has been profitable cashing in 7 of the last 8 games. Neither offense to this point is scoring over 101 points per game. The Knicks should win based off the Kings giving up a 3 point percent success rate of almost 40% thus far. While I think the Knicks should win, I am going to take the under here. The recent trends have been to profitable to just ignore. Final score prediction, Knicks win and the total goes under 106-102.