Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+5)
The Sacramento Kings (22-29) play the Detroit Pistons (15-36) at Golden 1 Center on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have Sacramento as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 226.5.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Denver Nuggets and took a loss by a final of 134-119 in their last game. Detroit ended with a 54.3% FG percentage (44 of 81) and buried 15 out of their 35 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 16 of 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 27 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 59.6% from the field on 56 of 94 shooting. Denver doled out 36 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Furthermore, Denver collected 44 rebounds (13 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Denver finished shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 9 tries. They also made 14 of 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jerami Grant is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He played 29:54 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. Grant finished the contest at 61.1% from the field and distributed 4 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He wasn't able to snag a rebound in his 23:46 min on the hardwood. He finished shooting 60.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 9-of-15 (25 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bey earned 1 assist.
Detroit comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 15-36 this year. They have an average of 107.5 points per game (25th in the NBA) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (621 of 1,745) and 77.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Detroit is pulling down 42.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,251 dimes this year, which has them ranked 14th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.4 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.7 fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.8% (738 of 1,054) and they concede 44.3 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 22nd in basketball in allowing assists with 1,273 surrendered for the season. They concede 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 14th in the league in opponents points per game (111.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a final score of 116-106 when they played the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Timberwolves committed 16 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, Sacramento converted 9 out of their 36 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings finished shooting 39 for 88 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.3%. The Kings allowed the Timberwolves to bury 38 of 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8% for this contest. They finished 37.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 12 of 32 and finished the game at 28 of 33 at the free throw line (84.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Sacramento allowed Minnesota to get 51 in all (15 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings in this game. He buried 8 of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Fox racked up 31 points in his 37:30 mins on the court and had 9 dimes in the game. One more player who came through for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He came away with 4 assists in 37:22 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 9 out of 14 from the floor. Barnes ended the game having shot 64.3% from the floor while also collecting 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 22-29 on the year. Sacramento has scored 5,846 points on the year (114.6 per contest) and they average 42.4 boards per contest. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they go 74.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Kings are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which is 6th in basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.8 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. The Kings defensively are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG given up with 118.6. The Sacramento defense surrenders 39.3% on 3-point attempts (644 of 1,640) and opponents are making 79.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.5 assists and 44.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 23rd and 19th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.8% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+5)
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