Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks 3/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs New York Knicks 3/9/23
Thu 9th March 2023

The Sacramento Kings (38-26, 20-13 Home), the league’s top scoring team, play host to the New York Knicks (39-28, 20-12 Away) on Thursday. New York was defeated by the Charlotte Hornets 112-105 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. RJ Barrett had a standout performance in the loss with 27 points. The Knicks are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Sacramento triumphed on Monday at Golden 1 Center, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 123-108. Kevin Huerter had 25 points and eight assists, leading the team. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams.

New York will be looking for a season sweep against Sacramento after triumphing in the only previous matchup 112-99 at Madison Square Garden in December 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory. Barrett led the Knicks with 27 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

The Knicks have been led this season by Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson, who are averaging 25.3 and 23.9 points per game, respectively. Randle also has grabbed 10.4 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league, while Brunson has dished 6.2 assists per game. De’Aaron Fox has supplied much of the Kings’ offense, averaging 25.5 points per game.

Sabonis is tallying 12.3 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.0 assists per game. With 121.1 points per game, the Kings are the most explosive offense in the league. The Knicks are 3-3 in six games at Golden 1 Center. New York is looking for a fifth consecutive win away from home this season.

New York is 9-1 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +10.9 (122.4-111.5). For the season, the Knicks are averaging 115.3 points per game, compared to 112.4 for opponents.

Sacramento has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 129.7 points per game on average while holding opponents to 126.6 (+3.1 margin). The Kings are averaging 121.1 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Immanuel Quickley: 29.8 | 20.7 | +9.1
Isaiah Hartenstein: 7.6 | 12.4 | -4.8
Points per game:
Immanuel Quickley: 22.2 | 13.4 | +8.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Lyles: 21.0 | 12.5 | +8.5
Terence Davis: 3.2 | 10.3 | -7.1
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 19.6 | 15.1 | +4.5
Malik Monk: 8.4 | 13.6 | -5.2
Rebounds per game:
Harrison Barnes: 6.2 | 4.7 | +1.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (-135)

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