Sacramento Kings vs Detroit Pistons betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA clash. The Sacramento Kings will look to put an end to a 4-game losing streak as they travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Just when we thought the Kings were turning things around they managed to find a way to disappoint us yet again. After leading by 14 points at half-time against the OKC Thunder, they could not hold on and lost 105-103. Harrison Barnes had 21 points, Richaun Holmes added 16 and 15 rebounds, the defense was doing well holding the Thunder to just 35.8% shooting and yet they couldn’t hold on. The loss was their 4th in a row and they are now 5-8 on the season and outside of the play-in tournament spots. Despite a solid defensive performance in that game, they still rank in the bottom five in defensive efficiency, so that is definitely something they will have to work on if they want to contend for one of the remaining playoff spots in the West.
The Pistons have actually pleasantly surprised us in their last game by beating the Toronto Raptors in a high scoring game 127-121. It was without of doubt their best offensive showing so far this season as all five starters scored in double figures, including two more bench players. Jerami Grant had 24 on the night, Isaiah Stewart added 20, while rookie sensation Cade Cunningham scored 10 on just 10 attempts from the field. This was Detroit’s 2nd win in 3 games, something they’ve not done all season long up to this point. But, things could get difficult tonight against the Kings as they’ve won just once in their last 9 home games.
Detroit might have the momentum here with their solid run recently, but I’m not yet ready to count out the Sacramento Kings. They are 3-4 on the road this season and they do have the two best players in tonight’s game in my opinion. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and back them to cover.
Detroit Pistons – Sacramento Kings Odds
Detroit Pistons – Sacramento Kings Prediction
Sacramento -4.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
In their two wins against the Rockets and Raptors, the Pistons have scored 127 and 112 points which is a good sign for the team averaging the least amount of points per game this season. They go up against the 26th ranked defense in the NBA, so I think we could be in for yet another solid scoring game by these young Pistons. The Kings play at the 7th fastest pace and allow 111 points per game and 114.6 per game on the road. They tend to score a lot, in fact they own the 13th most efficient offense in the NBA right now averaging 106.7 points per 100 possessions. I expect both teams to let it fly relentlessly tonight and the winner will be the team that converts better. Give me the over in this one.
Over 212.5 Points available at -110 odds on bet365