New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings NBA Game Picks 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The New York Knicks head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 10 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 13-49. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.1 as they average 105.9 points per game while giving up 114.1 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 31-31. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 113.9 points per contest and give up 115.2, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 27-33-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 29-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 37-25-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 32-30-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/03/19 SF Mario Hezonja Leg is downgraded to out Sunday vs LA Clippers
03/01/19 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is questionable Sunday vs LA Clippers
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/28/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Knox comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
De'Aaron Fox scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 7.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 20.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.9 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 114.1 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 8th in the NBA with 113.9 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.35. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.6. The Kings are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Kings give up 115.2 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 27th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. New York is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +10
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