Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 30-39. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 102.6 points per contest while giving up 104.3 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 23-48. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 30-37-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 28-38-3 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 33-34-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 38-32-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/18/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger injured last game, is probable Monday vs Detroit
03/17/18 G Vince Carter Personal is "?" Monday vs Detroit
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Blake Griffin averages 21.6 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Pistons allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.54. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Kings surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Detroit is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Sacramento is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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