Pistons vs. Kings - 3/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (26-41) at Detroit Pistons (34-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, FSDT
The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons meet Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.2 points and 11.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Darren Collison is dishing 4.1 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost 10 of their last 17 road games. Marco Belinelli and Rajon Rondo are questionable.
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The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19 points and 6.2 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 15 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last eight home games. Jodie Meeks is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Kings are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 Friday games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 26-12-1 ATS in their last 39 home games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I don't trust the Kings with their injuries, especially on the road. Look for the Pistons to win this game by double digits with their above-average defense.