Kings vs Pistons predictions 1/22/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (15-28, 4th in the Pacific Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Detroit Pistons (16-28, 3rd in the Central Division). Detroit opens this game as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 222.
The Kings are covering 47.6% of the time, having gone 20-22-1 ATS. Detroit is covering 37.2% of the time, going 16-27-1 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/20/20 PF Nemanja Bjelica Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
01/20/20 SG Kent Bazemore Traded is probable Wednesday vs Detroit
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/20/20 PF Markieff Morris Ejected ejected last game, is questionableWednesday vs Detroit
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 19.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Derrick Rose averages 18.4 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.2 per game. The Kings allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 21st in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Pistons surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Sacramento is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Detroit is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 20th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +1
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