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New York KnicksSacramento Kings
Dec 31, 8:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings Odds

1-2TEAM RECORD1-2

The Kings will be trying to slam the Knicks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Power Balance Pavilion in NBA betting action.

The Kings currently sports a record of 1-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-2 ATS. The Knicks are 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 1-2 against the number.

View New York vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings - Knicks odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Sacramento is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-85 win for the Kings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 30 in the league with 31.3 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 16 with 6.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

New York was a 99-82 loser in its last match on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Carmelo Anthony went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated New York, 99-82 at STAPLES Center.

The Kings were a 108-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento got 20 points from Marcus Thornton but lost anyway 108-98 against the Bulls on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knicks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New York's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New York's last 16 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Sacramento is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Sacramento's last 16 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York home to Toronto, Monday, January 2
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Sunday, January 1

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