Knicks F Carmelo Anthony out versus Kings
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will not play against the Sacramento Kings tonight due to a hyper-extended left knee.
New York opened as a 4-point road favorite in Sacramento
and has since dropped to -3.5.
Anthony missed Wednesday’s 99-97 win over the Phoenix Suns. New York pushed as a 2-point road favorite and is 3-2 SU and 1-3-1 ATS without its All-Star small forward in the lineup this season. The Knicks are just 3-3 SU and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games.
The Knicks have been stricken with a rash of injuries in recent games, losing PG Raymond Felton until February with a broken finger and losing veteran forward Rasheed Wallace to a foot injury until March. New York is still without forward Amar’e Stoudemire and guard Iman Shumpert.
Anthony is averaging 28.5 points per game - second in the NBA in scoring - and grabbing 6.2 rebounds a night.
The total for Friday’s game has moved from 199 to 197.5