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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Knicks

Sacramento KingsNew York Knicks
17-35February 12, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden20-31

The Knicks will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Kings at Madison Square Garden in NBA wagering action.

New York battles the Kings, currently with a 17-35 mark (23-27-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-23 for the Knicks and 26-25-1 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Knicks sat as -5-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.5.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 10 and the Kings at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 91-90 result in favor of the Knicks.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 109-99 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 109-99 against Cleveland in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, New York was a 112-100 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Knicks endured a 112-100 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Raymond Felton at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (97.24 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.58 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.41% from the field per game, less than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Next up:
Sacramento home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 19th
New York at Memphis, Tuesday, February 18th