Preview: Sacramento At New York

When: 7:30 PM  ET, Monday, January 26, 2015
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Matchup Edge
SAC Edge in: NY
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Two teams that are out of the playoff picture in the middle of the season square off on Monday when the New York Knicks host the Sacramento Kings. The Knicks have recorded just eight wins all season and three of them occurred during a winning streak that was halted by the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. The Kings were hoping to make a rise up the Western Conference standings but an early-season illness to star center DeMarcus Cousins derailed those hopes.

The Kings and Knicks engaged in a wild overtime affair on Dec. 27 when Sacramento prevailed 135-129. Cousins scored a season-high 39 points, forward Rudy Gay had 29 and point guard Darren Collison had a season-high 27 for the Kings, while Carmelo Anthony poured in 36 points for New York. Anthony rested his sore knee during the 76-71 loss to the Hornets while Sacramento has lost six straight games after falling 126-101 to Golden State on Saturday when Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 52 points, including a one-quarter record of 37 in the third quarter.
 
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, CSN California (Sacramento), MSG (New York)

ABOUT THE KINGS (16-27):
Collison has been a consistent secondary scorer for Sacramento and has reached double digits in 18 consecutive games. He has three 20-point outings during the stretch, including the one against the Knicks in which he was 9-of-10 from the field and also handed out 10 assists. Center DeMarcus Cousins posted his 26th double-double of the season by producing 28 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Golden State and has recorded a double-double in each of the last nine games in which he has played.

ABOUT THE KNICKS (8-37): Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored more than one-third of New York’s points with 25 against the Hornets. It was the sixth 20-point outing of the season for Hardaway, who also had six rebounds and five assists for one of his better all-around efforts of the season. Hardaway has reached double figures in six consecutive games and is averaging 14.5 points during the stretch.

BUZZER BEATERS
 
1. Sacramento SF Rudy Gay has scored 20 or more points in nine of his last 13 games.
       
2. New York PG Jose Calderon (knee) sat out the Charlotte contest and is questionable for Monday.

3. Kings F Carl Landry (wrist) has missed five straight games.

PREDICTION: Kings 116, Knicks 110

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Sacramento 16-27 L6 10-15 6-12 2-3 14-24 3-6 12-18
New York 8-37 L1 5-17 3-19 2-6 6-31 3-4 6-22

Last Meeting

Sacramento New York
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
12/27/14 NY 129 SAC 135 135 39 55.1 129 43 49.5

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
SAC D. Cousins 39 51.9 10
NY C. Anthony 36 44.8 8
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
SAC D. Cousins 11 3 8
NY C. Anthony 11 3 8
Assists Player  
SAC D. Collison 10
NY J. Calderon 9
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
SAC R. Gay 880 44.2 213
NY C. Anthony 948 45.1 193
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
SAC D. Cousins 425 101 324
NY A. Stoudemire 262 81 181
Assists Player  
SAC D. Collison 263
NY J. Calderon 149

Quickchart Matchup

Sacramento  Off vs  New York Def
101.7 Points For
100.8 Points Against
45.7 FG%
46.0 FG%
45.0 Reb
42.6 Reb
New York Off vs  Sacramento Def
92.8 Points For
104.3 Points Against
43.9 FG%
44.9 FG%
42.6 Reb
39.9 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
3
-110
202.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
5
-110
198.5
Sportsbook
-110
5
-110
198.5
5Dimes.eu
-107
5
-105
198
GTBets.eu
-110
5
-110
198
Top Bet
-110
5
-110
197.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
5
-110
197.5
BetDSI
-110
4.5
-110
198
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-109
4.5
-114
198
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-110
4.5
-110
198
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
4.5
-110
198
Mirage OFF OFF
Station
-110
4.5
-110
198
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Sacramento Overall New York
16-27 W/L 8-37
18-23-2 ATS 17-27-1
23-20-0 O/U 20-24-1
101.7 Pts For 92.8
104.3 Pts Against 100.8
Sacramento A/H New York
6-12 W/L 5-17
9-9-0 ATS 6-16-0
10-8-0 O/U 7-14-1
100.8 Pts For 91.3
106.4 Pts Against 98.2