Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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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.

Chris’s Pick DETROIT PISTONS -1.5 .

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.