New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-3)
The Sacramento Kings (5-10) host the New York Knicks (7-8) at Golden 1 Center on Friday. New York opens this game as 3-point favorites. The O/U is set at 218.
The New York Knicks faced off with the Orlando Magic and took home the win by a score of 91-84 in their last game. New York ended the game having earned a 35.6% field goal percentage (31 out of 87) and made 5 out of their 27 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Knicks converted 24 of their 34 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 53 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 dimes in the game in addition to earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to defense, New York let their opponent shoot 33.7% from the field on 29 out of 86 shooting. Orlando earned 18 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Magic pulled down 51 rebounds (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Orlando finished the game at 87.5% at the free throw line by making 14 of 16 shots. They also converted 12 of their 38 tries from distance.
RJ Barrett is a player who came through in the matchup. He racked up 22 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 38:19 minutes and also snagged 10 rebounds. Barrett ended up going 47.4% from the field and distributed 4 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He pulled down 17 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 26.3% from the field for the matchup by shooting 5-of-19 (21 points). Overall, Randle was on the hardwood for 39:24 minutes.
New York comes into this contest with a record of 7-8 for the season. They are turning it over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, New York is snagging 46.5 boards per game and has accounted for 323 dimes so far this season, which is 21st in the NBA in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 34.3% on shots from distance (141 of 411) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 100.6 points per outing (30th in the NBA) while shooting 44.5% from the field. On defense, the Knicks have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They are 13th in the league in giving up assists with 336 relinquished so far this year. The Knicks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.3% (189 of 293) and they surrender 45.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 31.2% on shots from downtown and they are 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (102.7).
For their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a final score of 115-96 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Kings recorded 35 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 39 in this game. They also turned away 4 shots while earning 11 steals in this game. The Clippers earned 15 fouls for the matchup which took the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 41.7%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento made 13 out of their 28 tries (46.4%). In all, the Kings ended up shooting 39 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 45.3%. The Kings permitted the Clippers to make 41 out of their 86 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.7% in the matchup. They shot 45.7% from 3-point land by shooting 16 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 18 from the charity stripe (94.4%). In the matter of rebounding, Sacramento permitted Los Angeles to collect 48 in total (6 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox pitched in for the Kings for the game. He made 10 out of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Fox snagged 4 rebounds in his 34:00 minutes of playing time and accumulated 7 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Sacramento was Glenn Robinson. He ended up walking away with 14 points in his 20:40 minutes played by way of 5 out of 10 shooting for this game. Robinson ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 5-10 on the campaign. Sacramento has totaled 1,696 pts for the season (113.1 per game) and they pull down 42.1 boards per game. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per game and they shoot 71.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Kings are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which ranks 11th in basketball. They are earning an assist 25.1 times per game (15th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Kings are ranked 30th in the league in points per game surrendered with 123.0. They give up 27.3 assists and 44.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 28th and 11th in the league. The Sacramento defense allows 40.5% on three-point shots (225 of 555) and their opponents are knocking down 81.4% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 50.1% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-3)
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