Free NBA Pick: Knicks vs Kings Lines
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(12-10) New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings (8-13)
Date: Friday December 9
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Golden 1 Center SACRAMENTO, CA
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The Knicks had their 4-game winning streak snapped in their last game, but with the streak they moved over .500 for the season and into the top 8 in the Eastern Conference.
The Kings also snapped a streak in their last game with a win and dropping 3 in a row. However, the W came against a weak Mavericks team and in their previous game they lost to the Knicks 106-98 in the Big Apple.
In their last games the Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-89 and the Knicks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-94.
New York Knicks
This season the Knicks rank 16th in the league in points per game and 24th in opponents’ points per game.
In the Knicks blowout loss to the Cavs in their last game they only shot 40.2% from the floor while Cleveland shot 48.8%. New York played poor perimeter D allowing the Cavs to shoot over 50% from beyong the 3-pt arc (22-40).
Not only does New York have to defend the 3 better, but get back on D, as in the loss to the Cavs they were outscored on the fast break 23-8.
Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony are the top 2 scorers on the Knicks and in the Cavs loss they only combined for 20 points. Porzingis was only 5/15 from the floor and the team’s high scorer in the game was Brandon Jennings going for 16 points on 6/14 shooting.
The Knicks only have 3 players averaging in double figures in Porzingis, Anthony, and Derrick Rose.
The Knicks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games facing the Kings in Sacramento.
The Knicks are only 3-6 on the road this season.
The Kings rank 19th in the league in points per game and 15th in opponents’ points per game.
In the win over Dallas in their last game the Kings dominated on both sides of the floor shooting 56% from the floor and holding the Mavs to 41% shooting. They were solid from deep shooting 45.5% from 3-pint land and they also forced 23 turnovers.
DeMarcus Cousins leads the Kings in scoring and rebounding and in the win over the Mavs he recorded his 11th double-double of the season going for 24 points and 14 boards. In the game Rudy Gay and Darren Collison each chimed in for 19 points apiece.
Cousins, Gay, and Collison are the only 3 guys averaging in double figures for the Kings. Cousins is a beast inside and the New York big guys have to keep him from dominating in the paint.
The Kings are only 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Kings are 4-5 at home this season and can get to .500 in their house with a win tonight.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NY is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- NY is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- SAC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- SAC is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- SAC is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
Free New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
The Kings are coming off an easy win and back at home they will get some revenge on the Knicks for their recent loss to them by beating them and covering the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento
Take the Kings Friday night. Good luck.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Kings 108 – Knicks 100
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