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Kings face Pistons: NBA odds preview

Sacramento KingsDetroit Pistons
Feb 17, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons Odds

10-19TEAM RECORD9-22

The Palace of Auburn Hills will feature Pistons vs. Kings action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Pistons sport records of 9-22 and 13-17-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 10-19 and 14-15 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-14 for the Pistons and 11-18 for the Kings.

View Sacramento vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pistons in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kings are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 87-86.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 28-ranked offense (87.8 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 101.2 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 100-85 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Kings endured a 100-85 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Tyreke Evans at Madison Square Garden.

Detroit won its last outing, a 98-88 result against the Celtics on February 15. The Pistons covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston was scorched by Rodney Stuckey for 25 points as the Pistons defated the Celtics 98-88 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Kings at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Sacramento's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Sacramento's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Sacramento is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Sacramento at Cleveland, Sunday, February 19
Detroit home to Boston, Sunday, February 19

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