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Kings vs. Pistons: Betting Picks, Preview and Predictions

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On Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, the Sacramento Kings (5-8) are playing the Detroit Pistons (3-9) at Little Caesars Arena. Currently, the Kings are 6-7 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Pistons are 5-7 against the spread. BetUS odds are featured below.

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena; Detroit, Michigan

TV channels: Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Indiana, NBA League Pass, NBC Sports California

Radio broadcast: WWJ, KHTK

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund), fuboTV (seven-day free trial)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Kings have a 59.6% probability of winning

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Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons news

According to Land of Basketball’s statistics, these two teams have faced off 346 times during the regular season all-time. The Pistons and Kings are 173-173 against one another. Though, Sacramento is 2-1 versus Detroit in the team’s previous three head-to-head meetings. On Apr. 8, 2021, the last time these teams played each other in the regular season, the Pistons won 113-101 on the road. In the past 10 head-to-head contests, Sacramento is 6-4 against Detroit.

Heading into Monday night’s game, Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield played in his 400th career game last Friday against the Thunder. The fifth-year player is at the top of the list of NBA players who have made the most three-pointers in their first 400 games. After Friday’s loss, Hield now has 1,209 threes made in his professional career. On the other side, Pistons point guard Killian Hayes had a career-high six steals against the Cavs on Saturday. He joins Isiah Thomas as being the only players in Pistons franchise history to have three games with at least five steals.

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons betting lines and odds

Kings vs Pistons Injury Report, Picks, Odds, Preview and Predictions

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 215

Point spread: Kings -5 (-110)

Best moneyline: Kings -200, Pistons +170

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons injury report

Kings: No reported injuries

Pistons: C Kelly Olynyk (out six to eight weeks) | PG Killian Hayes (probable) | SF Isaiah Livers (out indefinitely)

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons preview

Additionally, in the Kings’ 105-103 road loss versus the Thunder on Friday, forward Harrison Barnes scored a team-high 21 points in 34 minutes spent on the court. Richaun Holmes and De’Aaron Fox each contributed 16 points as well. Plus, Holmes also ended his performance with 15 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 32 minutes played. In the fourth quarter, Sacramento was outscored 28 to 17.

In addition to the Thunder out-rebounding the Kings 52 to 49, they outscored them 56 to 42 in the paint. They shot 38-for-95 (40%) from the field and 14-for-41 (34.1%) from three-point range. To make their displeasing outcome worse, the Kings blew an 18-point lead. The Thunder’s Lu Dort sank the game-winning layup. Sacramento is now on a four-game losing streak. They are 3-4 away and 4-3 ATS away.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, in the Pistons’ surprising 127-121 road upset against the Raptors, forward Jerami Grant led his team in scoring, finishing with 24 points in 36 minutes of action. Center Isaiah Stewart closed out his showing with 20 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32 minutes played. Detroit went off in the fourth quarter, outscoring Toronto 34 to 26.

While the Raptors out-rebounded the Pistons 39 to 34, Detroit had more accurate shooters. They shot 43-for-79 (54.4%) from the floor and 15-for-35 (42.9%) from behind the arc. Despite the Pistons earning only their third win in the past 10 games, a road win like this can help raise morale. Detroit is 1-4 at home, 2-5 away and 2-3 ATS at home.

Projected starting lineup

Kings: PG De’Aaron Fox | SG Tyrese Haliburton | SF Harrison Barnes | PF Chimeze Metu | C Richaun Holmes

Pistons: PG Killian Hayes | SG Cade Cunningham | SF Saddiq Bey | PF Jerami Grant | C Isaiah Stewart

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons prediction

Moreover, the total for tonight’s intraconference matchup is set at 215. Referencing the spread consensus, 62% of bettors are expecting the Kings to cover the spread at Little Caesars Arena. Regarding the point total, 54% of gamblers are predicting the total will go over 215. At the present time, Sacramento is 3-2 as a selected favorite, 2-6 as an underdog and 4-3 ATS away, while Detroit is 1-0 as a favorite, 2-9 as an underdog and 2-3 ATS at home.

For betting trends, the Kings are 1-4 ATS in their past five games this season. They are also 1-4 straight up in their last five performances. Not to mention, the total has gone under in 11 of the team’s previous 16 contests. Next, the total has gone under in four of their last five games played versus Eastern Conference opponents, and they are 3-8 SU in their past 11 contests at Little Caesars Arena.

As for the Pistons, they are 5-12 ATS in their previous 17 games. Also, the total has gone under in six of Detroit’s past seven games played against Sacramento. And, the Pistons are 1-8 SU in their last nine home games. Finally, Detroit is also 4-2 ATS in its previous six contests played at home on a Monday, and the total has gone under in eight of its past 12 performances versus Western Conference opponents. In summary, pick the Kings to win and they will cover the spread.

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons betting pick

Pick the Kings to win on the road, the Pistons will cover the spread and the total will go over 215. Sacramento is a five-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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