Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 17-21. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 20-21 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.0 points per game and surrender 116.4, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-20-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-17-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-13-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
01/08/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/08/19 G Iman Shumpert Finger is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
01/08/19 F Marvin Bagley III Ribs is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 52%. Blake Griffin averages 25.3 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 18.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.4 per game. The Pistons allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 5th in the league with 115.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Kings are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Kings surrender 116.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game last season.
The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Sacramento is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +5
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