Kings vs. Pistons Pick
Will the Detroit Pistons be able to hold serve at home when they host the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 204 points. The home team has won four straight in this series, including a 100-94 win on Jan. 10 in a comeback effort. The Kings are 2-0-1 against the spread in the last three meetings.
The Pistons are on a three-game winning streak to get to 21-24 overall. They are 20-25 against the spread, but things have been improving due to boost in offense. The Pistons have scored 231 points in their last two and are averaging 100.5 points per game for the season. They average 102 points per game at home while allowing just 98.1 at The Palace this season. Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris are each averaging 16.8 points per game to lead the Pistons while Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who averages 14.5 points per game, it questionable today with a left shoulder injury that has caused him to miss the last five games.
The Kings have lost five straight since beating the Pistons to fall to 16-27 overall. The Kings are 1-4 against the spread in their last five and are now 21-21-1 against the spread. On the season, Sacramento is putting up 102.3 points per game while allowing 105.5. On the road, the Kings are scoring just 99.6 points per contest. The Kings just lost Rudy Gay for the season due to an Achilles injury. Gay was averaging 18.7 points per game this season. DeMarcus Cousins is leading the team with 28.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest.
The Pistons will be out for revenge tonight because they should have beaten Sacramento in the first meeting but choked away the contest in the fourth. Now, the Pistons are playing well and at home. Detroit’s defense should be able to handle the Kings while their offense is starting to improve and facing a defense that won’t be able to stop them. Go with the Pistons and the points tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -6