New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings (24-42) will attempt to defeat the New York Knicks (25-38) on Monday.
The Knicks faced off with the Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-114 in their last game. New York wrapped up the game with a 46.5% FG percentage (40 out of 86) and knocked down 13 of 29 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Knicks buried 21 of their 30 tries for a rate of 70.0%. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 49 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 23 assists in this matchup as well as creating 3 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about defense, New York allowed 44.7% from the floor on 38 of 85 shooting. Phoenix earned 33 dimes and had 28 steals for this contest. In addition, Phoenix grabbed 30 boards (3 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Phoenix ended up shooting 81.5% at the charity stripe by burying 22 of 27 attempts. They converted 17 out of their 34 attempts from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Knicks ended up with 22 while the Suns totaled 9 fouls.
Mitchell Robinson is someone who came through in this contest. Robinson finished 100.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also grabbed 15 rebounds. He finished with 17 points on 8 of 8 shooting.
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New York heads into this matchup with a record of 25-38 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is grabbing 46.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,353 assists for the year, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Knicks are shooting 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (816 of 2,316) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 105.2 points per game (27th in the NBA) while connecting on 43.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Knicks are able to force 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,549 relinquished for the season. The Knicks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (2,432 of 5,445) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 35.0% on 3-pointers while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (107.4).
In their last game, the Kings took a defeat with a final score of 114-113 when they faced the Mavericks. When talking about rebounding, Sacramento allowed Dallas to pull down 29 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 38.9% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 of 36 and ended up going 20 out of 27 at the free throw line (74.1%). The Kings permitted the Mavericks to knock down 40 out of 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.6% in the game. Overall, the Kings ended up going 46 for 94 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9%. In relation to shots from distance, Sacramento made 9 of their 25 attempts (36.0%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. The Mavericks were called for 10 fouls for this contest which took the Kings to the free throw line for 18 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Kings recorded 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 45 in the game.
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the matchup. He knocked down 18 of 31 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.1%, and totaled 2 rebounds. Fox totaled 44 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 assists in this matchup.
Sacramento has a record of 24-42 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the league. Sacramento has totaled 7,266 pts for the campaign (110.1 per contest) and they average 43.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.5 times per contest (20th in the league) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. The Kings commit 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe.
The Sacramento defense surrenders 36.3% on 3-point attempts (821 of 2,261) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.1 dimes and 45.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 20th and 21st in the league. The Kings are ranked 29th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 115.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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