The 21-8 New York Knicks will be the road team as they face the 9-19 Sacramento Kings in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Sacramento is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The betting odds from this NBA game will come out on Friday afternoon as Carmelo Anthony is listed as questionable with a hyperextended knee injury.
The teams met twice last season with the New York Knicks winning and covering both home and away against Sacramento. Trend: New York Knicks are 1-5-1 ATS in their past seven games.
The Knicks improved to 9-6 on the road following a 99-97 road win at the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday as a -2 point betting favorite. The total landed under 199 points. New York was able to rebound in a back to back situation having lost to the Lakers the day before on Christmas Day. New York also got more bad news as point guard Raymond Felton will be gone for up to six weeks after breaking his right pinkie finger in the game against Phoenix. Amare Stoudemire is close to returning to the lineup for New York and was rumored to accept a bench role in the beginning. J.R. Smith will have to carry much of the load for the Knicks right now. Smith averages 15 points and 41% shooting.
The Kings are 8-7 at home on the season. They have lost seven of nine games. They come off the bad 109-91 road defeat on Wednesday night to the Portland Trailblazers as a +7 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 198 ½ points. They played without DeMarcus Cousins who was suspended following a skirmish with Kings head coach Keith Smart. Cousins averages 16 points and 9 ½ rebounds a game. Sacramento has not been a good defensive club this year by allowing 102 points a game good for 27th in the NBA.