Knicks vs Kings: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 25, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 25, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (12-19) are  underdogs as they look to break a three-game road slide when they square off against the New York Knicks (15-17) on Thursday, February 25 at Madison Square Garden. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on MSG. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds 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

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

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

Knicks and Kings Records ATS

  • New York is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 17-15.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Knicks are 3-3 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 10 of 32 games this season (31.2%).
  • Sacramento has a 13-18 record ATS this season.
  • For the seventh time this season, the Kings are at least a 1.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-5 against the spread.
  • 32.3% of Sacramento’s 31 games this season have fell below the over/under.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Kings knocked off the Knicks 103-94. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 26 points, and De’Aaron Fox paced the Kings with 22. The Kings covered the spread as 3.5-point favorites, and the teams combined to score 197 total points to go under the 218.5-point over/under.

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

Scoring Trends

  • New York and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 222.5 total in seven out of 32 games (21.9%) this year.
  • In 25 out of Sacramento’s 31 games this year (80.6%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Thursday’s matchup.
  • The Knicks have seen a 207.4 average over/under in their games this season, 15.1 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 11.3 points separates the average total points bet in Kings’ games (233.8 points) and this matchup’s over/under (222.5 points).
  • The average implied total for the Knicks this season is 109.7 points, 2.3 fewer points than their implied total of 112 points in Thursday’s game.
  • New York has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (112) eight times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Kings (117) is six more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (111).
  • Sacramento has put up more than 111 points in 20 games on the season.
  • The Knicks are the league’s lowest-scoring team (103.6 PPG), while the Kings allow the most points per game (119.9) in NBA play.
  • The Knicks have a -8-point scoring differential on the season (-0.2 per game). The Kings have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-185 total points, -6 per game).

Knicks Leaders

  • The Knicks points, rebounds and assists leader is Randle. He scores 23.3 points per game and adds 10.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
  • Randle’s points prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 1.8 points lower than his season average of 23.3.
  • Alec Burks hits 2.0 threes per game to lead the Knicks.
  • Burks’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 shots less than his season average of 2.0.
  • Mitchell Robinson leads the team with 1.2 steals per game. Nerlens Noel collects 2.0 blocks a contest to pace New York.
  • Noel’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks lower than his season average of 2.0.

Kings Leaders

  • Fox takes the top spot on the Kings scoring and assist lists, putting up 22.5 points and 7.1 assists per game.
  • Fox’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 20.5, 2.0 points less than his season average of 22.5.
  • Richaun Holmes collects all of the boards and is the Sacramento leader in rebounds, getting 7.9 per game.
  • 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 makes more threes per game than any other member of the Kings, averaging 3.7 treys per game.
  • Hield’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 3.7.
  • 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.
  • Haliburton’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

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