Detroit Pistons (6-42) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-19)
Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings 2/7/24 – The Detroit Pistons take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night in an interconference matchup between two teams trending in opposite directions. The Pistons have struggled all season and have the worst record in the NBA at 6-42. Meanwhile, the Kings have been one of the surprise teams out West with a 29-19 record, battling for playoff position. Free daily basketball tips suggest taking the hot home team laying the points could provide betting value.
The Detroit Pistons’ season has been challenging, to say the least. Their offense averaged 112.9 points per game while defense often faltered, leading to underwhelming results. Their shooting accuracy stood at 47.4% from the field and 35.8% from three-point range, showing room for improvement in shot selection and execution. Yet despite these difficulties, Detroit was still able to remain relatively consistent against the spread – 11-11 overall on their road adventures alone suggests resilience which may influence betting outcomes.
Sacramento Kings have had an extremely impressive season, scoring 118.5 points per game to demonstrate their offensive prowess and excel in three-point shooting with an average of 14.9 made threes per game at 37% conversion rate – further evidence of their ability to spread out the floor and capitalize on scoring opportunities. Their record against the spread on road games stands out with 15-9 records covering even less favorable situations.
Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings 2/7/24 Game Info
|Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET
|Golden 1 Center
|NBA League Pass
Cade Cunningham (PG) vs. De’Aaron Fox (PG)
Point guard Cade Cunningham has played 39 games this season, starting all 39 and averaging 34.3 minutes per contest. He leads Detroit with 22.5 points and 7.5 assists per game along with 4 rebounds. Though talented, Cunningham does struggle with turnovers, coughing up the ball 3.8 times per game. He could have difficulty against Fox who averages 1.8 steals.
Kings’ point guard De’Aaron Fox has started all 42 games this year, playing 35.6 minutes a night. He leads Sacramento across the board putting up 27.5 points, 5.4 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Fox only turns the ball over 2.5 times per contest and has an impressive 2.2 assist to turnover ratio. His quickness and defensive prowess could overwhelm the rookie Cunningham.
This matchup pits the skilled rookie Cunningham against the lightning-quick Fox. While Cunningham has promising ability, Fox’s experience and defensive playmaking give him a significant edge. If Fox can pressure Cunningham into mistakes, it could lead to transition chances and easy baskets for Sacramento’s explosive offense.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds have yet to be set, but given each team’s performance and standings it seems likely that the Kings will be the favorites in this matchup. Bettors should monitor both spread and total point scores closely – especially given Pistons’ record against spread in recent games.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Pistons have struggled this season to a 6-42 record. However, they’ve been solid for bettors lately, going 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 contests. Detroit has also been friskier as road underdogs than their record would indicate, posting an 11-11 ATS record away from home. The totals have gone OVER in just 2 of the Pistons’ last 5 games. For the season, only 12 of Detroit’s 26 road games have gone OVER the posted total.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Kings ride a strong 4-1 straight up record over their previous 5 games, though they’ve been less consistent for bettors with a 2-2 ATS record over that span. The scoring trends have leaned to the OVER lately, with 2 of those last 5 Sacramento games finishing above the betting total. The Kings have been especially strong on offense at home, where they average 120.8 PPG and have a 15-9 ATS record. Overall, 14 of the Kings’ last 22 games at Golden 1 Center have gone OVER the posted total.
Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings 2/7/24 Betting Picks
Given the current form and statistical analysis, it appears the Kings may be the safer bet in this matchup. Their offensive firepower and solid performance against the spread in home games give them an edge; however, the Pistons’ recent success against the spread should not be discounted, suggesting they might cover under an adequate spread.
For those seeking advice from pro handicapping experts, consider the Kings for the win but keep an eye on the spread for potential value in betting on the Pistons to cover. The over/under will largely depend on the set total, but given both teams’ offensive capabilities and recent trends, the over might be worth considering.
Free Pick and Prediction: Sacramento Kings 116, Detroit Pistons 105.