Sunday, March 20, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.5.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 26-42 and a road record of 12-22. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. Sacramento is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-28. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 28-41 and a home record of 16-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of -2.7. New York has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 17-25. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
New York averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Knicks allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Knicks score 99.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 89.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.2 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 28-38-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-31-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 37-32-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-37-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/19/16 F Omri Casspi Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New York
03/19/16 C Willie Cauley-Stein Illness "?" Sunday vs. New York
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/19/16 PG Jose Calderon Calf is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Washington
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
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