Friday, March 18, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Sacramento Kings travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 26-41 and a road record of 12-21. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. Sacramento is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-28. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 34-34 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 0.4. Detroit has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 21-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 15 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Sacramento averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pistons score 105.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 28-38-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 34-31-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-32-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 35-33-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/17/16 G Marco Belinelli Ankle "?" Friday vs. Detroit
03/17/16 PG Rajon Rondo Toe "?" Friday vs. Detroit
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/17/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Sacramento
03/17/16 PG Reggie Jackson Respiratory probable Friday vs. Sacramento
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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