Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (5-2) at Sacramento Kings (1-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -3 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSAC
The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings square off Wednesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Detroit Pistons look to keep rolling after a solid 5-2 start to the season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 99 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Andre Drummond is averaging 19.4 points and 19.6 rebounds while Marcus Morris is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Steve Blake is dishing 3.3 assists and Stanley Johnson is grabbing four rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game, which is five more than league average. The Pistons are also getting 81.4 points from their starting unit and have won four of their last five road games. Reggie Jackson is questionable with a thigh injury.
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The Sacramento Kings need a big win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 102.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 21.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 16.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Rajon Rondo is dishing 7.8 assists and Kosta Koufos is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and are getting an impressive 47.3 points from their bench. The issue with the Kings is on the defensive side of the ball, as they’ve lost 14 of their last 16 games when allowing 100 or more points. Seth Curry and Darren Collison are questionable.
The Pistons are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Kings are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
It's hard to bet against the Pistons when playing a below-average team. Detroit is one of the top redbounding and defensive teams in the league, something that is sure to give the Kings trouble. Even with Cousins back on the court, I'll gladly take the Pistons and the free bucket.