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Kings visit Pistons in hoops battle

Sacramento KingsDetroit Pistons
Jan 1, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD11-22

The Kings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday in NBA action.

The Pistons sport records of 11-22 and 15-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 11-19 and 13-16-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-17-1 for the Pistons and 18-12 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 194 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Kings odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 15 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-93 win for the Pistons.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 24 in the league with 40.5 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Kings rate No. 14 with 7 per contest.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Sacramento was a 118-96 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 214 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston was run off the court by the Kings on Sunday as Sacramento blasted the Celtics 118-96 at Power Balance Pavilion.

Detroit was a 96-94 winner in its last match at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit earned a 96-94 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday, getting 20 points from Tayshaun Prince at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Sacramento at Cleveland, Wednesday, January 2
Detroit home to Atlanta, Friday, January 4