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New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Power Balance Pavilion will feature Kings vs. Knicks action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Sacramento battles the Knicks, currently with a 21-8 mark (16-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-12 for the Kings and 15-12-2 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Kings and the No. 16-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-93 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 24-rated squad against New York's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 18 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 11.3 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 97.9 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.
The Knicks were a 99-97 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns were burned for 27 points by J.R. Smith on Wednesday as the Knicks picked up a 99-97 win at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 109-91 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. John Salmons scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 109-91 to Portland at Rose Garden on Wednesday).
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Knicks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 9 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
New York is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games at home
Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing at home against New York
Sacramento is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New York
New York home to Portland, Tuesday, January 1
Sacramento home to Boston, Sunday, December 30