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NBA Betting? Kings vs Knicks Predictions

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Monday night NBA betting action sees the Sacramento Kings taking on the New York Knicks in New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides free NBA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

The Knicks finally looked like an NBA team for 3 games. However, they came back to reality on Saturday after scoring just 71 points in their loss to Charlotte.

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Sacramento Kings (16-27) vs. New York Knicks (8-37) 
Monday, Jan 26
7:30 PM ET
Madison Square Garden (New York, New York)
NBA Basketball Betting Lines: Sacramento -5
NBA Basketball O/U: 198
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They’ll look to get back on track when they welcome in the struggling Sacramento Kings to Madison Square Garden.

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Sacramento has dropped 6 straight.


The Kings were slowly sneaking up to the .500 mark and playing some decent basketball. They had dominating performances against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home floor. Then, an overtime loss to Dallas sparked 5 more losses to follow and the Kings find themselves now 11 games under the break even mark.

They looked to be in their last contest against the Golden State Warriors as they trailed by just 5 at half-time. However, the Kings watch Klay Thompson make history in the 3rd quarter scoring 37 points on 13 of 13 shooting. The ridiculous stat line allowed Golden State to easily pull away and blow out the Kings.

The Kings defense has been a major problem throughout the entire season as they allow 104.3 points a game (26th). During their current skid, they’ve allowed 107.8 points against. While they have a chance to improve on that against the low scoring Knicks, if Carmelo Anthony gets hot, it could be another long night.

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Sacramento will look to Darren Collison, who has scored double figures in 18 straight games, and DeMarcus Cousins to stop the losing streak.

New York

The Knicks had nearly doubled their win total during their 3 game winning streak from Jan 19-Jan 23. Carmelo Anthony then sat out last game vs. Charlotte and saw the Knicks shoot an abysmal 35 percent from the field and score only 71 points in the loss to the Hornets. Carmelo was rested a sore knee and is expected to be ready to go Monday night.

As far as PG Jose Calderon, who was also out with a sore knee, he remains a game time decision for the Knicks. Calderon averages only 9.2 points a game, but seems to play well when the Knicks oppose the Kings.

Tim Hardaway Jr. stepped in for Anthony last game and dropped in 25 points. He’s been one of the few guys who have consistently showed up for this bad Knicks team. He is averaging 11.4 points a game and has dropped in 7 straight double digit scoring games.

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The Knicks stat line inside Madison Square Garden this season is far from pretty. The team is just 5-17 S.U. and 6-16 ATS. They’re scoring just 91.3 points per game at home as well.

NBA Basketball Handicapping Trends:

  • Sacramento is 9-8-1 ATS on the road this season.
  • Over is 5-0 in Sacramento’s last 5 games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • New York is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 overall.
  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Free 4* NBA Basketball Pick: New York +5

Laying points with Sacramento’s poor defense as of late is just too risky.

New York 101, Sacramento 96

Carmelo Anthony always seems to play well and score against the Kings and it shouldn’t be any different come Monday. The Knicks win this one outright and push the Kings losing streak to 7.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.