Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Monday January 26, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (16-27) Sacramento Kings of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from Northern California to the Big Apple. Sacramento will play the (8-37) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at the World Famous Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Sacramento Kings need motivation; they have too much young talent to play this way. The New York Knicks have their Super Star back in the lineup that is the good news. The betting line has Sacramento as a three-point road favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 199 for Monday Night’s game.
The 2015 Sacramento Kings are on a six-game losing streak, the latest defeat at Golden State 126-101 on January 23rd. Sacramento plays their next three on the road against Eastern Conference opponents. The Kings are twenty games out of first place in their division. DeMarcus Cousins is the team leader in scoring, rebounds, and block shots. Point Guard Darren Collison runs the show and is the high man in assists and steals. Head Coach Mike Malones team averages nearly 102-points per game that’s eleventh in the NBA. Sacramento is 0-4 Against The Number their last four on the road against a team with a losing home record. Sacramento is 5-2 ATS their last seven at “THE GARDEN”. The Sacramento Kings are 5-5 Against The Spread their last ten Free NBA Predictions going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. Sacramento has a good young nucleus of talent; the headliner is Cousins. Forward Rudy Gay is second on the team in scoring at twenty per contest. Gay must take the role of leader on and off the court. The Kings are getting a new Arena and are staying in the Capital City of the Golden State, they must put a good product on the court.
The 2015 New York Knicks have won three of four, but lost 76-71 to Charlotte on Saturday January 24th on the road. Forward Carmelo Anthony is back in the lineup and scoring as usual. The team’s leading rebounder Amare Stoudemire is questionable for Monday’s game with an ankle injury. Starting Point Guard Jose Calderon is doubtful with a sore knee. The Knicks are in the cellar of their division, and it will take a miracle for the Knicks to make the 2015 Playoffs. New York ranks 29th in scoring with ninety-two points per contest. The betting odds under the total is 5-0 New York last five on Monday’s. The Knicks are 1-5-1 Against The Point Spread their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The betting odds over the total is 4-1 their last five between the teams. The New York Knicks are 2-3 ATS their last five, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under twice. The key to a New York win is to play through Anthony. Shane Larkin may get the start at the point if Calderon can’t go.
Free Pick: Knicks+3.