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Looking for Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Kings taking on the Knicks on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Kings Knicks matchup.
(3-8) Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks (6-5)
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: New York Knicks – 5
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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The Sacramento Kings are coming off a win over the Philadelphia 76ers that saw them get a game-winning jumper from their rookie, De’Aaron Fox.
The New York Knicks, on the other hand, are coming off a loss to the Orlando Magic. But that loss comes with a bit of an asterisk?
What’s that asterisk, you ask?
A certain Unicorn sat, who will be back Saturday night.
The Kings enter this contest scoring 95.2 points per game. That number is only good enough for 29th in the league—the NBA’s penultimate ranking position.
Defensively, Sacramento is giving up 104.2 points per night. That net margin is not in their favor, but the defensive numbers do put them at 11th in the league in that category.
Against the Knicks, there really is only one goal: Contain Kristaps Porzingis.
The big man has proven he can score at the rim, behind the three-point line, spotting up or shooting off the dribble.
Containing someone of his stature and skill set is easier said than done, but when it comes down to it, it’s what has to happen if the Kings want to pull off an upset at Madison Square Garden.
New York Knicks
On the season, the New York Knicks are scoring 105.4 points per night. That number is good enough to tie them with the Milwaukee Bucks for 17th in the NBA.
Defensively, the Knickerbockers are allowing opponents to drop 106.3 points per night. That number places them near the middle of the league (16th).
Against Sacramento, the Knicks (and particularly the second unit) needs to do what it can to slow down one of the fastest-moving players in the league, De’Aaron Fox.
The point guard is still coming off the bench (although potentially not for long), but he’s having an impact both in transition and in the halfcourt.
New York also needs to worry about the Kings’ young bigs, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. And veteran big Zach Randolph has also been making his presence felt as of late.
But if the Knicks can keep Fox in check, they’ll be one (very quick, as far as Fox is concerned) step closer to shutting down their opponent.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SAC are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in SAC last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- SAC are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NY are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 8-3-1 in NY last 12 Sat. games.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Knicks’ most recent loss came without their star in the middle. Before that? The team had (almost shockingly) won six of its last seven.
With Porzingis back in the lineup, there’s little question as to how this one’s going to play out.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New York Knicks -5
Give this one to the Knicks at home, and give it to them by a convincing margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New York Knicks 105 – Sacramento Kings 98
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