Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 23-22. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 114.2 points per contest while giving up 115.4 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 19-24. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 106.9 points per contest and give up 109.6, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-18-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-17-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-22-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/18/19 PG Ish Smith Shoulder is probable Friday vs Miami
01/18/19 SF Stanley Johnson Hamstring is probable Friday vs Miami
Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 15.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 115.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Sacramento averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Detroit is 24th in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Pistons are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Kings are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Sacramento is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 13th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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