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Pistons vs Kings NBA Game Preview

Detroit PistonsSacramento Kings
2-5November 15, 2013, 10:30 | Sleep Train Arena2-5

The visiting Pistons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Sleep Train Arena against the Kings.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings currently sport a record of 2-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-5-1 ATS. The Pistons are 2-5 and 3-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 6-1 against the number.

View Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Kings as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 196, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Kings) and the No. 21 (Pistons) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 91-89 result in favor of the Kings is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 113-95 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Andre Drummond scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 113-95 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 25-ranked offense (94.43 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 25 at 104.29 PPG. The Kings have averaged 42.22% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.41% on average).

Next up:
Detroit at Los Angeles, Sunday, November 17th
Sacramento home to Vancouver, Sunday, November 17th