The Detroit Pistons (6-43) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (29-20) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Pistons and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Pistons vs Kings
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pistons will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Magic with a final score of 111-99. The Pistons managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 50-47.
With a 6-43 record, the Pistons are hoping to get a win against the Kings. As it stands, the team is 15th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Central division.
Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 23-25 so far this season. This season, Detroit has a 1-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 22-21 when playing as underdogs.
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Kings will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Cavaliers with a final score of 136-110. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Kings couldn’t cover as +4.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 235 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pistons, the Kings have a winning record above .500 at 29-20. At home, the Kings are 14-8 while posting a 15-12 record on the road.
Presently, Sacramento boasts an ATS record of 26-23, which is above .500 against the spread. Sacramento has gone 18-18 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-5 when playing as underdogs.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
In 49 games games, Detroit has an average of 112.6 points per game (23rd).
The Pistons are currently 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.5 points per game (19th).
So far, Detroit has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 30.6% of their games. They are 17th in field goal percentage (47%) and 22nd in true shooting percentage.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 25th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 29th in three-point makes and 28th in three-point attempts.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 118.3 points per game.
At home, the Kings are averaging 121.3 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118.3 points per game. Sacramento has been above the league average in scoring in 65.3% of their games this season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 3rd in both attempts and makes. They are making an average of 14.9 threes per game and have a three-point shooting percentage of 37%.
So far this season, Sacramento has been one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 7th in the league. They are also 5th in assists, averaging 28.7 per game.
Pistons Team Defense
Looking at the Pistons defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.3 points per game (27th). In their previous matchup vs. the Magic, the Pistons’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 111 points.
Kings Team Defense
On defense, the Kings are ranked 20th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.1% of their games. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.4% and 39.1% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Pistons And Kings
In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.4 points per game, in addition to 4 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.9% and is averaging 27.3 points per contest.
Pistons vs Kings Trends
- In their last five road games, Detroit has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 128. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 4-1.
- Through their last five home contests, the Kings offense has averaged 115 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Sacramento posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 8-2.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
For a point-spread wager in this Kings vs. Pistons game, we suggest taking the Pistons at +13. Even though our predictions have the Kings winning 116-114, we see the Pistons as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 242.5, and our model projects the Pistons and Kings to reach a combined total of 230 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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