Knicks vs Kings: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 25, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 25, 2021 - Last Updated on February 27, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (12-19) are just 1.5-point underdogs as they attempt to break a three-game road losing streak when they take on the New York Knicks (15-17) on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Madison Square Garden. The matchup airs at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. The point total for the matchup is set at 222.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 24, 2021, 9:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Knicks vs Kings Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 25

Mitchell Robinson: Out (Hand),
Elfrid Payton: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Nerlens Noel: Day To Day (Ankle)

Hassan Whiteside: Out (Health Protocols),
Chimezie Metu: Out (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Knicks (-1.5)
Total Pick Under (222.5)
Prediction Knicks 113, Kings 107

Our computers expect the same result as William Hill, but have the Knicks winning by a considerably more robust margin (6.3 points). Take the Knicks.

In this game, the model projects a total (220.6 points) marginally lower than the William Hill over/under (222.5 points).

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Knicks Key Players

Julius Randle 32 23.3 10.9 5.5 0.7 0.2 1.9
RJ Barrett 32 16.2 6.2 2.9 0.7 0.2 1.0
Derrick Rose 15 14.2 1.9 4.2 1.2 0.3 0.9
Elfrid Payton 32 12.4 3.7 3.7 0.6 0.2 0.4
Immanuel Quickley 28 11.8 2.3 2.5 0.4 0.3 1.6

Knicks Player Props

  • Julius Randle’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is posted at 10.5 rebounds, 0.4 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.9.
  • Alec Burks’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 2.0.
  • Nerlens Noel’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 2.0.

Kings Key Players

De’Aaron Fox 30 22.5 3.2 7.1 1.2 0.5 1.9
Harrison Barnes 28 15.9 6.1 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.7
Buddy Hield 31 15.7 4.6 3.0 0.9 0.4 3.7
Marvin Bagley III 29 13.4 7.6 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.0
Tyrese Haliburton 29 13.1 3.6 5.4 1.3 0.6 2.4

Kings Player Props

  • De’Aaron Fox’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 30.5, 2.3 lower than his season average of 32.8.
  • Richaun Holmes’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 20.5, 2.1 lower than his season average of 22.6.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 3.7.
  • Holmes’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Knicks have a 44.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 4.2% lower than the 48.9% of shots the Kings’ opponents have made.
  • New York is 7-0 against the spread and 7-0 overall when it shoots higher than 48.9% from the field.
  • Sacramento’s record is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall when its opponents make more than 44.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Kings’ 47.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.6 percentage points higher than the Knicks have allowed to their opponents (43.1%).
  • Sacramento is 12-15 against the spread and 11-16 overall when it shoots better than 43.1% from the field.
  • This season, New York has a 16-9 record against the spread and a 14-11 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 47.7% from the field.
  • The Knicks shoot 35.8% from deep, 4.2% lower than the 40% the Kings allow to opponents.
  • New York has put together a 9-1 record against the spread and an 8-2 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 40% of its three-point shots.
  • Sacramento is 8-3 against the spread while putting up an 8-3 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 35.8% from three-point distance.
  • The Kings are knocking down 36.8% of their shots from three-point range, which is -4.4 percentage points fewer than the 32.4% the Knicks’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Sacramento is 11-12 ATS and 10-13 overall when the team makes more than 32.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • New York has a 13-9 ATS record and a 13-9 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 36.8% of its three-point shots.
  • The Knicks’ 9.8 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.5 fewer made shots on average than the 12.3 per game the Kings allow.
  • When Sacramento makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 11-4 against the spread and 10-5 overall. When New York is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 9-12 ATS and 7-14 straight up.
  • The Knicks make the 29th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Kings give up the 22nd-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Knicks vs Kings Stat Rankings

Knicks Rank Knicks AVG Kings AVG Kings Rank
30th 103.6 Points Scored 113.9 12th
1st 103.8 Points Allowed 119.9 30th
3rd 47.2 Rebounds 42.9 20th
9th 10.8 Off. Rebounds 10.4 14th
29th 9.8 3pt Made 12.3 19th
29th 20.8 Assists 25.7 11th
8th 12.8 Turnovers 13.6 16th

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