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Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks - 3/4/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings
Date & Time Monday March 4, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, California
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings -11.5 -- Over/Under: 232
TV Channel
NSCA, MSG
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The New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The New York Knicks look to play spoiler after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 47 percent shooting. Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 assists while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Sacramento Kings need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.9 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six home games.

The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 18-7-1 in Kings last 26 overall. The under is 12-5 in Knicks last 17 overall.

This is the first time all season the Sacramento Kings have been a double-digit favorite, and while they're head and shoulders the better team, I'm not sure I'm ready to lay these type of numbers with them. The Kings are still a young squad learning how to win, and they're not the same team without Bagley on the court. Since the trades, the Knicks have been a lot more competitive lately, which includes wins this week over the Spurs and Magic. The Kings should win, but they have a ways to go in terms of consistency before I feel comfortable laying big numbers.

Pick:
New York Knicks +11.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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