New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The New York Knicks travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 24-39. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 104.2 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 19-43. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-34-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 33-29-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-32-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-26-1 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/02/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is doubtful Saturday vs Utah
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Courtney Lee averages 12.7 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Buddy Hield averages 12.7 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. New York averages 104.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. New York is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -1
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