Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, Expert NBA Pick 3/1/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -6.5
Langston Galloway and the Detroit Pistons (20-41, 4th in the Central Division) travel to Golden 1 Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (25-34, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The odds on this matchup have Sacramento as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Pistons cover 38.3% of the time, having gone 23-37-1 ATS. Sacramento covers the spread 53.4% of the time, going 31-27-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/28/20 PG Bruce Brown Knee is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
Langston Galloway comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Tony Snell averages 8.1 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Buddy Hield averages 19.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 20.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game. The Pistons allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 23rd in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.4. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Kings surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +6.5
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