The Sacramento Kings (38-26), playing as 2.5-point favorites, will try to come out on top in a matchup of two top offenses when they face the New York Knicks (39-28) on March 9, 2023 at Golden 1 Center. The over/under is 239.5 points for this matchup.
How to bet Kings vs. Knicks
Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -137 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +116 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Kings vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Sacramento, California
- Arena: Golden 1 Center
Kings vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Kings are 35-28-1 against the spread this year. Sacramento has come away with 28 wins in the 41 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Kings games this year have eclipsed the over/under 47.8% of the time (32 out of 67 games with a set point total).
The Knicks have played 67 games, with 38 wins against the spread. New York has won 18 of the 35 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (51.4%). Knicks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 36 times in 67 opportunities (53.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Kings: KZ Okpala: Out (Knee), De’Aaron Fox: Probable (Hamstring)
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Because of Sacramento’s defensive struggles this season, ranking third-worst in the NBA with 118.4 points allowed per game, it has been forced to count on its offense, which ranks best in the league averaging 121.1 points per game. In home games, the Kings are posting 6.6 more points per game (124.3) than they are on the road (117.7). The Kings have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 129.7 points per game in their last 10 outings, 8.6 points more than the 121.1 they’ve scored this year.
Sacramento ranks seventh in the NBA with 13.4 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 10th with a 37% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. So far this year, the Kings have taken 58.5% two-pointers, accounting for 69.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 41.5% three-pointers (30.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York puts up 115.3 points per game and allow 112.4, making them 12th in the NBA on offense and ninth defensively. At home the Knicks are putting up 116.2 points per game, 1.8 more than they are averaging on the road (114.4). The Knicks are posting 122.4 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 7.1 more than their average for the season (115.3).
New York makes 12.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 13th and 22nd, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Knicks have attempted 60.4% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.2% of the Knicks’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 29.8% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Kings, and we expect that Knicks will cover the spread (Kings -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.
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