New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/25/21

The Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. 

The Sacramento Kings need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22.5 points and 3.2 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 15.9 points and 3.3 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

The Kings are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 44-21 in Kings last 65 overall. The under is 21-8 in Knicks last 29 overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.

The Sacramento Kings are not only riding a nine-game losing streak, but they’re losing their last five games by an average of 9.8 points while allowing 53.3 percent shooting from the field. The Kings lose on the road by an average of 4.8 points. The New York Knicks appear to have right the ship a little bit these last two weeks and they win in the favorite role by an average of 4.6 points. I have to lay the bucket with the Knicks at home. 

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