Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
DET -1.5 . Total 222.0
The Sacramento Kings are on the road for a matchup with the Detroit Pistons. The Kings are (15-28), coming off a 118-113 OT loss to the Miami Heat. The Pistons are (16-28), after falling to the Washington Wizards, 106-100.
In the Kings loss to the Heat, Sacramento was guided on offense by Nemanja Bjelica. Bjelica was 8 of 13 attempts from the floor, hitting all 4 free throws, finishing with 22 points. The Kings shot 41% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range. Sacramento lost the game, due to their inability to defend the long ball. The Kings allowed 16 3-pointers, while allowing the Heat to shoot over 50% from the floor. The Kings led by 2 points, heading to the 4th quarter.
In the Pistons loss to the Wizards, Detroit was led throughout the game by Derrick Rose. Rose connected on 8 of 21 attempts from the floor, hitting 4 free throws, registering 21 points. The Pistons shot 43% from the floor and 31% from distance. Detroit struggled on defense, allowing the Wizards to shoot 51%, while attempting 7 less shots than the Pistons. Detroit led by 8 points in the game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Kings are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Kings are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Detroit.
The over is 5-0 in Kings last 5 games.
Pistons are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games.
Pistons are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
The over is 11-4 in Pistons last 15 games.
The Kings have lost 5 in a row, while the Pistons have lost 4 of their last 6. The Pistons have lost their last 4 games by single digits, while having a win over Boston in this stretch. Detroit is the 4th best offensive 3-point shooting team, while Sacramento ranks 11th in defending the 3. The Kings don't have a great offense, so I'll for the Pistons to take advantage of open space from deep. Final score prediction, Pistons will win and cover, 109-106.