Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks NBA Picks 11/3/2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings (1-5, 5th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (1-5, 5th in the Atlantic Division). The line on this matchup has New York as 3 point favorites. The O/U opens at 219.
The Kings cover 16.7% of the time, having gone 1-5-0 ATS. New York is covering 66.7% of the time, going 4-2-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/1/2019 Harry Giles PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 3
10/24/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/1/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 6
11/1/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Game Time Decision
10/30/2019 Jr PG Personal Expected to be out until at least Nov 3
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Buddy Hield averages 16.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Marcus Morris averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Julius Randle averages 14.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Sacramento averages 99.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -14.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 17.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. New York is 27th in the league with 100.8 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -7.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Knicks are 12th in turnovers per game with 17.5.
The Kings are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 99 is ranked 25th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 23rd. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Sacramento is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Knicks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 19th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -3
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