Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks Odds
The Knicks will try to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden on Saturday when they get a visit from the Kings in basketball action.
The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 18-28-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 23-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Sacramento is 27-19-1 on the totals; New York is 22-19-2.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at , while the total was sitting at 207.5 at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Kings odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-93 win for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 100.7 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.1 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 101.9 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Sacramento was an 89-80 loser on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tyreke Evans went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Philadelphia defeated Sacramento, 89-80 at Wells Fargo Center.
In their last action, New York was a 96-86 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New York got 25 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 96-86 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Sacramento at Utah, Monday, February 4
New York home to Detroit, Monday, February 4