Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings odds, picks and prediction
The Detroit Pistons (15-36) play the third game of their five-game road trip against the Sacramento Kings (22-29) at Golden 1 Center Thursday at 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Pistons-Kings odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Pistons kicked off their road trip with a 132-108 thrashing of the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday, but they were knocked around 134-119 by the Denver Nuggets Tuesday. Detroit has alternated wins and losses and covers across its past seven games.
The Kings have dropped four straight contests while going just 1-3 against the spread during the span. That includes a 116-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves as 3.5-point favorites last time out Monday. When these teams met in the Motor City Feb. 26, Sacto came away with a 110-107 win as a 1.5-point favorite.
Pistons at Kings: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Pistons +260 (bet $100 to win $260) | Kings -350 (bet $350 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Pistons +7.5 (-110) | Kings -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under : 225.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Pistons at Kings: Key injuries
- SF Jerami Grant (knee) out
- SG Rodney McGruder (elbow) out
- C Jahlil Okafor (knee) questionable
- PF Marvin Bagley III (hand) out
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Pistons at Kings: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Kings 119, Pistons 116
Money line (ML)
The Kings (-350) will cost you three and a half times your potential return, and that's too risky since they enter on a four-game losing streak.
Against the spread (ATS)
The PISTONS +7.5 (-110) have been a little erratic lately, blowing out the Washington Wizards 120-91 last Thursday, then getting routed by 44 points against the New York Knicks at home Saturday.
They bounced back with a 24-point win in Oklahoma City, then were dropped by 15 in Denver Tuesday. So which Detroit team will show up? That's the risk. They're still playing better than Sacramento, but go lightly here.
OVER225.5 (-110) is the best play on the board in this game, hitting in five of the past six for Detroit. The Over is also 4-0 for the Pistons in their past four as underdogs.
The Under is 5-1 in Sacramento's past six as a favorite, but the Over is 17-7 in their past 24 at home and 4-0 in the past four when playing on two days of rest.
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