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Sacramento KingsNew York Knicks
Feb 15, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD14-15

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Kings travelling to New York Wednesday to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

New York battles the Kings, currently with a 10-18 mark (14-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-20 for the Knicks and 11-17 for the Kings.

View Sacramento vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one will find them as 7-point underdogs, while the total sits at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Knicks and the No. 25-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-88 win for the Knicks on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 14-ranked offense (95.3 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 101.2 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 43% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.9 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Kings were a 121-115 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento got 28 points and 17 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing cause in a 121-115 loss to Chicago on Tuesday at United Center.

In their last action, New York was a 90-87 winner on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jeremy Lin scored 27 points and chipped in with 11 assists for New York on Tuesday, leading the Knicks to a 90-87 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Kings at Knicks trends to consider:
Sacramento is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 17 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 17 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New York's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New York's last 17 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Detroit, Friday, February 17
New York home to New Orleans, Friday, February 17

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