Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 16-27. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 21-24. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of -0.7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Darren Collison averages 12.4 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 43%. Tobias Harris averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Detroit averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 3rd with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Pistons force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 30% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-25-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 21-24-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf out 1-2 weeks
Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/22/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Sacramento
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -4.5
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