New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings NBA Pick – March 7

The NBA is set up with another slate of NBA action on March 7. Eight games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the New York Knicks and the Sacramento Kings. These two teams have been struggling throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 10:30 PM Eastern time.

New York has earned a record of 26-38 throughout the season, which has them in twelfth place of the Eastern Conference. The Knicks are coming off a win, which ended a seven game losing streak. New York is five and a half games out of a play-in spot. The Knicks will look to build off their last win as they try to get going late.

The Kings have put up a record of 24-42 so far this season, which has them in thirteenth place of the Western Conference. Sacramento is coming off a loss in their last game, but have won two of their last four. The Kings have struggled to get much going, but are five games out of a play-in spot. Sacramento will look to earn a big win at home as they try to make a late push.

These two teams find themselves far out the playoff race, but will look for a pivotal win in this matchup. The Knicks are coming off a game on Sunday night and will look to avoid a slow start in this one. Sacramento will look to bounce back with a win. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
New York Knicks +3 (-105) Over 229 ½ (-110)
Sacramento Kings -3 (-115) Under 229 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data New York Knicks Sacramento Kings
Overall Record 26-38 24-42
Away/ Home Record 13-19 15-18
PPG 105.4 110.1
PPG Away/ Home 104.9 110.6
PAPG 107.2 115.1
PAPG Away/ Home 106.9 113.0

Betting Trends

New York Knicks

  • 27-36 ATS this season
  • 11-19 ATS as an underdog
  • 14-17 ATS in road games
  • 1-1 ATS in March
  • 5-3 ATS against Pacific division
  • 11-13 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 15-18 ATS against team with a losing record

Sacramento Kings

  • 31-35 ATS this season
  • 10-9 ATS as a favorite
  • 16-17 ATS in home games
  • 2-1 ATS in March
  • 2-6 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 10-13 ATS in non-Conference game
  • 7-3 ATS after three straight road games
  • 13-15 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up once this season on January 31 in New York. Tyrese Haliburton put up 21 points for the Kings, but it was not enough for the win. Alec Burks dropped 21 points off the bench, while Evan Fournier put up 18 points. Julius Randle added 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Knicks earned a 116-96 win at home.

Field Goal Shooting

The Knicks have struggled shooting the ball on the season. New York has shot 43.4 percent from the field, which is 27th in the league. The Knicks have made 35.2 percent of their shots from deep, which is 16th in the NBA. New York has drained 74.5 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 25th in the league this season.

Sacramento has not been much better shooting the ball on the season. The Kings have made 45.8 percent of their shots from the field, which is 18th in the NBA. Sacramento has been shooting 34.1 percent from behind the arc, which is 24th in the league. The Kings have sunk 76.5 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 17th in the NBA.

These two teams have been struggling a bit shooting the ball, but New York is much better on defense. The Knicks have held opposing teams to a 44.7 percent from the field, which is 7th in the league. Sacramento has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.8 percent from the field, which is 29th in the NBA. New York will look for their defense to lead them in this one.

Top Performers

New York has been led by Julius Randle on the season. Randle has averaged 19.8 points, 10 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. R.J. Barrett is averaging 18.9 points, while Evan Fournier has averaged 14.5 points. Alec Burks is averaging 10.9 points per game. Immanuel Quickley rounds out the lineup, averaging 9.6 points per game.

De’Aaron Fox has been the leader for the Knicks so far this season. Fox is averaging 22.5 points and 5.4 assists per game. Harrison Barnes has averaged 17.2 points per game. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.2 points and 12.8 rebounds since joining New York. Richaun Holmes has averaged 10.8 points per game, while Davion Mitchell is averaging 9.9 points to round out the lineup.

These two teams have seen solid depth scoring throughout this season. The Knicks are still without Derrick Rose, which hurts their lineup a bit. Terence Davis is missing on Sacramento, which they will look to overcome it in this one. If either team can have some players step up in this one, it could be enough for the win on Monday night.

Pick Overview

These two teams have struggled throughout this season, but will look to get back on track in this one. The Knicks are coming off a win against the Clippers on Sunday night and will look to avoid a slow start. Sacramento struggled against New York earlier in the season, but I think they will bounce back in this one. If the Kings can come out quick, I like their chances to earn the win.

BetOnline has Sacramento listed as a -3 against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to the Kings at home in this one. I think that this line is accurate with Sacramento having extra rest entering this matchup. It is hard to travel across the country and win on back to back nights. As slight favorites, I really like the value on the Kings.

The Bet
Sacramento Kings -3
-115
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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