Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 5 point favorites.
The Kings have a record of 32-32. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 113.8 points per game while giving up 115.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 13-52. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.8 points per contest and give up 114.2, which is a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 37-26-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-35-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/28/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 21.0 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kevin Knox averages 12.3 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 113.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.9 per game. The Kings allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 26th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Knicks are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Knicks surrender 114.2 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. 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. Sacramento is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
New York is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +5
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