Who's Playing

Sacramento @ New York

Current Records: Sacramento 12-19; New York 15-17

What to Know

This Thursday, the Sacramento Kings are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 119.87 points per matchup. They will take on the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.

The Kings came up short against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, falling 127-118. Despite the defeat, Sacramento got a solid performance out of point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who had 23 points and nine assists along with five rebounds.

Meanwhile, New York came up short against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, falling 114-106. A silver lining for New York was the play of power forward Julius Randle, who dropped a double-double on 25 points and ten boards in addition to seven dimes.

Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a win. We'll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden -- New York, New York
  • TV: MSG Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Knicks are a slight 2-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Sacramento have won seven out of their last 11 games against New York.

  • Jan 22, 2021 - Sacramento 103 vs. New York 94
  • Dec 13, 2019 - New York 103 vs. Sacramento 101
  • Nov 03, 2019 - Sacramento 113 vs. New York 92
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Sacramento 102 vs. New York 94
  • Mar 04, 2019 - Sacramento 115 vs. New York 108
  • Mar 04, 2018 - Sacramento 102 vs. New York 99
  • Nov 11, 2017 - New York 118 vs. Sacramento 91
  • Dec 09, 2016 - New York 103 vs. Sacramento 100
  • Dec 04, 2016 - New York 106 vs. Sacramento 98
  • Mar 20, 2016 - Sacramento 88 vs. New York 80
  • Dec 10, 2015 - Sacramento 99 vs. New York 97