Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 16

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 16, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Kings (14-12) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Pistons (7-22)
  • Total (Over/Under): 237.5 points
  • Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSDET & NBCS-CA

The Sacramento Kings visit Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Detroit.

The Kings are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

The Kings vs Pistons Over/Under is 237.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Kings are 17-10 against the spread, while the Pistons are 15-12 against the spread.


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Kings vs. Pistons Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Sacramento Kings-5.5 -110O 237.5 -105-210
Detroit Pistons +5.5 -110U 237.5 -105+170

Pistons vs Kings Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Kings will win Friday‘s game with 64.0% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Kings will cover the spread for Friday‘s game with 54.8% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Kings and Pistons, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The Sacramento Kings have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 37 of their last 57 games (+14.12 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 45 of their last 74 games (+12.02 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have hit the Moneyline in 20 of their last 36 games (+10.80 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have covered the Spread in 33 of their last 57 games (+8.85 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have hit the 1H Game Total Over in 33 of their last 56 games (+8.75 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 1H Moneyline in 25 of their last 52 games (+19.65 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have covered the 2Q Spread in 51 of their last 79 games (+19.51 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 2Q Moneyline in 32 of their last 58 games (+19.12 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the Moneyline in 26 of their last 79 games (+18.40 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 52 of their last 84 games (+15.74 Units / 16% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Kings have gone 17-10 (+6 Units / 20.2% ROI).

  • 15-12 against the Moneyline (+5.35 Units / 14.27% ROI)
  • 12-15 against the Over for game total points (-4.5 Units / -15.15% ROI)
  • 15-12 against the Under for game total points (+1.8 Units / 6.06% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pistons have gone 15-12 (+1.8 Units / 5.45% ROI).

  • 8-22 against the Moneyline (-1.15 Units / -3.75% ROI)
  • 17-13 against the Over for game total points (+2.7 Units / 8.18% ROI)
  • 13-17 against the Under for game total points (-5.7 Units / -17.27% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 33 of their last 86 games (-26.21 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 1Q Moneyline in 24 of their last 86 games (-25.80 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 29 of their last 84 games (-21.61 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only covered the 1Q Spread in 35 of their last 85 games (-20.04 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the Team Total Under in 36 of their last 82 games (-17.15 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 31 of their last 78 games (-22.11 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 26 of their last 69 games (-21.88 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only hit the 3Q Moneyline in 22 of their last 64 games (-21.56 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 31 of their last 78 games (-15.99 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Sacramento Kings have only covered the 1Q Spread in 33 of their last 78 games (-15.60 Units / -18% ROI)

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Sacramento Kings: Keys to the Game vs. the Detroit Pistons

The Kings are 11-55 (.167) when allowing their opponent to shoot 50% or better from the field since the start of the 2020-21 season — 9th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .206

The Kings are 6-20 (.231) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 10th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .311

The Kings are 3-15 (.167) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

The Kings are 19-38 (.333) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .451

Detroit Pistons: Keys to the Game vs. the Sacramento Kings

The Pistons are 18-63 (.222) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .455

The Pistons are 2-25 (.074) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .317

The Pistons are 1-14 (.067) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .312

The Pistons are 3-14 (.167) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .480

Injury Report: Pistons vs. KingsFriday‘s Game, Dec. 16

  • Cade Cunningham (Pistons): According the Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Cunningham is expected to have season-ending surgery on his left shin.
  • Isaiah Livers (Pistons): Livers is OUT for Friday’s (Dec 16) game against Sacramento.
  • Alex Len (Kings): Len is OUT for Friday’s (Dec 16) game against Detroit.
  • Kevin Huerter (Kings): Huerter is questionable for Friday’s (Dec 16) game against Detroit.

Sacramento Kings Offensive Stats & Trends

The Kings have averaged 7.6 offensive rebounds per game (91 rebounds/12 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.7

The Kings have averaged 1.46 points per shot (308 points/211 shots) in close and late situations this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.29

The Kings are shooting 37% from three (172/463) this season — tied for 7th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 36%

The Kings have a 28% free throw rate (293 free throw attempts/1,038 field goal attempts) this season — tied for 7th highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 26%

Detroit Pistons Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons are shooting 43% (526/1,232) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Pistons have an eFG% of 49% since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 53%

The Pistons have a TS% of 47% since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 50%

The Pistons are shooting 33% from three (1,035/3,150) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

Sacramento Kings Defensive Stats & Trends

The Kings have averaged 3.4 blocks per game (41 blocks/12 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.1

The Kings have averaged 4.6 blocks per game (215 blocks/47 games) at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 9th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Kings have averaged 32.7 defensive rebounds per game (5,436 rebounds/166 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Kings have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (196 blocks/47 games) on the road since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 9th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.6

Detroit Pistons Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons have averaged 32.1 defensive rebounds per game (5,300 rebounds/165 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Pistons have averaged 31.6 defensive rebounds per game (2,943 rebounds/93 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Pistons have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (56 blocks/14 games) this season — tied for 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.1

The Pistons have averaged 6.2 steals per game (87 steals/14 games) this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4


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