7:30 p.m. ET – Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks (-1½) O/U: 224.5
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Sacramento Kings||+1½ (-115)||+105||O 225 (-110)|
|New York Knicks||-1½ (-105)||-125||U 225 (-110)|
The 12-19 Kings travel to Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday night to take on the 15-17 Knicks. These two teams met back on Jan. 22 in Sacramento, where the Kings picked up a 103-94 victory. But that was a long time ago. The now-struggling Kings lost Tuesday night in Brooklyn to the Nets, 127-118, for their eighth loss in a row. The Knicks lost at home to the Warriors 114-106 on Tuesday night.
Sacramento is led by guard De’Aaron Fox, who averages 22.5 points and 7.1 assists per game. Fox had 27 on Tuesday night on 9-of-18 from the field. Fox is not a one-man show, however. The Kings have six players who average in double figures, with two others, Harrison Barnes (15.9 ppg) and Buddy Hield (15.7 ppg) particularly capable and consistent scorers as well.
New York has been led by the emergence of forward Julius Randle, who recently was named to the NBA’s Eastern Conference All-Star team. Randle had a big game on Tuesday night, scoring 25 points and collecting 10 rebounds to go with seven assists. The first-time All-Star presents matchup problems for the Kings and will be looking to have another big night against them on Thursday.
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