Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (-3)
The Detroit Pistons (9-22) host the Sacramento Kings (12-19) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday. The line on this matchup has Sacramento as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 223.5.
The Sacramento Kings played the Brooklyn Nets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 127-118 in their last contest. Sacramento wrapped up the game with a 51.7% FG percentage (45 of 87) and knocked down 15 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Kings knocked down 13 of 19 attempts for a rate of 68.4%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 25 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In terms of defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the field on 44 out of 89 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 30 assists and had 8 steals for this game. Moreover, Brooklyn had 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 71.0% at the free throw line by converting 22 of their 31 tries. They knocked down 17 of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter.
De'Aaron Fox is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He scored 27 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 38:29 mins and snagged 1 board. Fox finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and distributed 8 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He collected 3 rebounds in his 36:42 min on the basketball court. He shot 63.6% from the floor for this contest by shooting 7-of-11 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Barnes earned 1 assist.
Sacramento comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 12-19 on the campaign. The Kings are shooting 36.8% on three-point shots (382 of 1,037) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.9 points per contest (12th in the league) while shooting 47.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 42.9 rebounds per contest and has racked up 798 dimes for the campaign, which is 10th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are giving up 40.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 30th in the league in opponents PPG (119.9). The Kings defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.9% (407 of 620) and they relinquish 44.9 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 821 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Detroit Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 128-118 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pistons were able to collect 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 38 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Pelicans committed 10 fouls for the game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of them for a rate of 68.8%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Detroit converted 13 of their 37 tries (35.1%). Overall, the Pistons shot 47 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.8%. The Pistons allowed the Pelicans to make 50 of their 90 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 55.6% in this contest. They went 43.5% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 23 and finished the game at 18 out of 29 at the free throw line (62.1%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Detroit allowed New Orleans to pull down 45 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons in this contest. He buried 6 of 15 in the game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Grant scored 17 points in his 33:29 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Detroit was Dennis Smith Jr.. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in 18:20 minutes played, and he converted 6 of 9 from the floor. Smith wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor while also contributing 14 points and 3 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 9-22 for the campaign. The Pistons commit 20.6 fouls every game and they shoot 78.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per contest. Detroit has accounted for 3,339 pts this year (107.7 per game) and they snag 42.9 boards per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which ranks 29th in the NBA. The Pistons defensively are ranked 14th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.7. They have conceded 25.1 assists and 45.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 19th and 21st in the league. The Detroit defense concedes 37.7% on 3-point attempts (380 of 1,008) and opponents are connecting on 75.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the floor (27th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (-3)
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