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Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 10:05 PM (EST)
Location
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, California
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings -5 -- Over/Under: 224.5
TV Channel
NSCA, FSDT
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The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Detroit Pistons could use a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.1 points and 14.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost nine of their last 11 road games.

The Sacramento Kings could use a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.2 points and five rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 18 points and 7.3 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Willie Cauley-Stein is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.

The Pistons are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Pacific, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central, 21-6 ATS in their last 27 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento and 1-3-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The over is 20-7 in Kings last 27 overall.

The Detroit Pistons are just an absolute mess right now, and I want even less to do with them on the end of a back to back. The Sacramento Kings have had their hiccups as well lately, but they've been playing playoff caliber teams left and right, and this young squad has been hanging in there until the very end. Yes, the loss to the Phoenix Suns after having a monster lead was frustrating for us backers, but overall, you have to be pleased with what you've seen from these Baby Kings. I'll lay the reasonable number in this spot.

Pick:
Sacramento Kings -5

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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