New York Knicks vs. Sacramento Kings: 2/25/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 25, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (12-19) are underdogs (+1.5) as they attempt to end an eight-game losing streak when they visit the New York Knicks (15-17) at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Madison Square Garden. The game airs on MSG. The matchup has a point total of 222.5.

Betting Information

Knicks vs Kings Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Knicks -1.5 -110 -110 222.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on New York Knicks or the Sacramento Kings for Thursday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Sacramento has a 6-4 record against New York. The Kings also have a 2-1 advantage against the spread when playing the Knicks.

Knicks vs Kings in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/22/2021 Kings Kings -3.5 218.5 -160 133 Regular Season 103-94 SAC
12/13/2019 Kings Kings -8.5 209.5 -385 301 Regular Season 103-101 NY
11/3/2019 Kings Knicks -1.5 213.5 -120 101 Regular Season 113-92 SAC
3/9/2019 Knicks Regular Season 102-94 SAC
3/4/2019 Kings Regular Season 115-108 SAC
3/4/2018 Kings Regular Season 102-99 SAC
11/11/2017 Knicks Regular Season 118-91 NY
12/9/2016 Kings Regular Season 103-100 NY
12/4/2016 Knicks Regular Season 106-98 NY
3/20/2016 Knicks Regular Season 88-80 SAC
  • 12/13/2019 DNP – Kings: De’Aaron Fox
  • 11/3/2019 DNP – Knicks: Elfrid Payton; Kings: Marvin Bagley III
  • Knicks Betting Information

    • New York has been good against the spread this season, posting a 17-15 record.
    • The Knicks have posted an even record of 3-3 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or bigger.
    • New York and its opponents have converted the over just 10 times in 32 (31.2%) games this season.
    Bet on the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship.

    Kings Betting Information

    • Sacramento has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 13-18 ATS.
    • The Kings have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 1.5 points or more, going 1-5 against the spread.
    • In the majority of Sacramento’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (21 out of 31 games, 67.7%).
    Bet on the Sacramento Kings to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In seven of 32 games (21.9%) this year, the Knicks and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 222.5 points.
    • Sacramento and its opponents have combined to score more than 222.5 points in 80.6% of their games this year (25 of 31 chances).
    • These teams average a combined 217.5 points per game, 5.0 fewer points than the over/under of 222.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 223.7 points per game, 1.2 more than the over/under for this game.
    • The average total the Knicks have had set in matchups this season is 15.1 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
    • Kings games this season have averaged an over/under of 233.8 points, 11.3 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Knicks Leaders

    • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Julius Randle. He contributes 23.3 points per game and adds 10.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
    • Alec Burks connects on 2.0 threes per game to lead the Knicks.
    • New York’s steals leader is Mitchell Robinson, who averages 1.2 per game. Nerlens Noel leads the team averaging 2.0 blocks a game.

    Kings Leaders

    • De’Aaron Fox’s excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Kings scoring and assists leaderboards with 22.5 points per game and 7.1 assists per game.
    • Richaun Holmes collects all of the boards and is the Sacramento leader in rebounds, getting 7.9 per game.
    • Buddy Hield is tops from three-point range for the Kings, hitting 3.7 threes per game.
    • Tyrese Haliburton is at the top of Sacramento’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Holmes leads the squad in blocks with 1.6 per game.
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