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Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/19/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +1 -- Over/Under: 221
TV Channel
NSCA, FSDT
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The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Sacramento Kings look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Willie Cauley-Stein is grabbing nine rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost their last five road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.7 points and 15.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last eight home games.

The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Pacific. The Kings are 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 14-6-2 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The under is 6-0 in Kings last 6 overall.

The Detroit Pistons are finding ways to win games all of a sudden, but they're still brutal offensively, play an ugly style of basketball and may be without Drummond for this one due to him leaving last night with a nose injury. The Sacramento Kings don't play as well on the road as they do at home, but they're rested and play an up and down style that is sure to give a slow, not good offensive team such as the Pistons trouble. This is a game where the Pistons should be able to control the pace and if the Pistons don't have their big man, they'll have issues keeping up.

Pick:
Sacramento Kings -1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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