Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (15-28) at Detroit Pistons (16-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Sacramento Kings need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.1 points and five rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing three rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost three straight home games.
The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 11-4 in Pistons last 15 overall. The Kings are 2-0-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and 5-1-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Detroit. The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons probably should have the advantage given that they're at home, but they're one of the more banged up teams in the league and are now dealing with a questionable Drummond on top of the other guys who are ruled out. The Sacramento Kings are healthy, young and quick enough to run down a limited Pistons roster that simply lacks bodies at this point. The Kings are also 13-9 ATS on the road. I usually lean toward the home team in these near pick em spots, but the Kings are the better team given the injuries to the Pistons.