NBA -- New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings: Match Preview

Posted Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:17:35 GMT        

NBA -- New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings

Play Time: Thursday,Feb 25 2021 20:30

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New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been an enigma this season. The New York Knicks lead the league in scoring defense (103.8 ppg) and are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. On Tuesday, New York welcomed fans for the first time during this season during a 114-106 loss versus Golden State. They rank last in average points per game, effectively making them the worst offense in the league with a miserly 103.6 points scored per match. However, they have only allowed 103.8 points per game in NBA this season, which makes them the best defense.

 

Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings are going through a poor spell of form, as they have lost their last 8 fixtures. The defense has been a mess and as a result Luke Walton's team has leaked 119.9 points per game, the second worst mark in NBA. The Kings (12-19) are looking to snap an eight-game losing streak and rank last in the league in scoring defense (119.9 ppg). On Tuesday, Sacramento trailed by 14 points after one quarter during a 127-118 road loss against Brooklyn. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 113.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting.

 

Prediction

The New York Knicks have looked like a playoff team this season, making opposition teams struggle to score. The Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, look low on confidence and it is unlikely that they will make the postseason. The Knicks are strong favorites going into this game.

 

Handicap pick: New York Knicks -2.5

NBA -- New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings: Match Preview