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New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings 3/9/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings 3/9/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

On Thursday evening, the New York Knicks will embark on a journey to Sacramento to face off against the Kings. Despite a 7-point loss to Charlotte, the Knicks maintain an impressive 11-game lead above .500. However, their recent defensive struggles were on full display, allowing Charlotte to score 112 points on nearly 50% shooting, with a whopping 12 successful three-pointers. Though New York’s offensive performance was admirable, shooting at 42.7%, their turnovers and inability to secure rebounds proved to be their downfall.

RJ Barrett led the Knicks’ offensive charge, racking up an impressive 27 points, while Julius Randle contributed 16 points and eight rebounds. Additionally, Quentin Grimes provided 12 points, while Immanuel Quickley and Mitchell Robinson both delivered 14 points each. Josh Hart also made a noteworthy impact off the bench, scoring 10 points in 33 minutes of play.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of New York’s last 5 games against an opponent in the West.
  • The New York Knicks are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games played in March.
  • The Knicks are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games played on a Thursday.

New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings 3/9/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

On Thursday night, the Sacramento Kings will be hosting the New York Knicks, who are currently sitting 11 games above .500 despite their seven-point loss to Charlotte that ended their winning streak. During that game, the Knicks struggled on defense, allowing Charlotte to score 112 points while shooting almost 50% from the field, including 12 three-pointers. While the Knicks shot 42.7% from the field, they lost the rebounding battle and committed 8 turnovers.

On the other side of the court, the Sacramento Kings are currently second in the Western Conference with 38 wins on the year, 24 of which were won in their last 29 games. In their recent 15-point victory against New Orleans, Sacramento’s defense had some struggles, allowing 108 points on nearly 54% shooting but still managed to get the win by forcing 16 turnovers. Meanwhile, the Kings’ offense performed well, scoring 123 points on 56.6% shooting, including 16 3-pointers. Kevin Huerter led the way for the Kings’ offense with 25 points on 16 shots, while Domantas Sabonis contributed 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Harrison Barnes added 14 points in 31 minutes, and Trey Lyles carried the load off the bench with 14 points in 18 minutes of play.

  • Sacramento is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Sacramento Kings are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played in March.
  • Sacramento is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games played on a Thursday.

New York Knicks vs Sacramento Kings. The NBA Pick for this match is Sacramento Kings -3.5. Sacramento is playing much better basketball lately and will continue their trend Friday night against the struggling LA Clippers ball club. Take Sacramento to do enough on their home floor to get the win and cover at home. The Kings will extend their win streak as they inch closer to a playoff berth Friday night. Prediction: Sacramento Kings win and cover 114-101

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM- EST

Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023


NBA Odds:  Sacramento Kings -4.5

Total Odds: 234.5

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