Kings vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 26, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (12-20) are 1.5-point favorites as they attempt to stop a nine-game losing streak when they visit the Detroit Pistons (9-23) on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-DET. The matchup has an over/under set at 224 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 26, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 26

Kings:
Hassan Whiteside: Out (Health Protocols),
Jabari Parker: Out (Health and safety protocols),
Chimezie Metu: Out (Wrist)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Saddiq Bey: Day To Day (Ankle),
Delon Wright: Out (Right Adductor),
Blake Griffin: Out (Not with Team),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+1.5)
Total Pick Over (224)
Prediction Pistons 116, Kings 111

While DraftKings has the Kings winning by 1.5, the model has the Pistons taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (5.6 points). Take the Pistons.

The model projects a total 3.0 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 31 22.7 3.2 7.3 1.2 0.5 1.9
Harrison Barnes 29 16.1 6.1 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.7
Buddy Hield 32 15.5 4.6 3.0 0.9 0.3 3.7
Marvin Bagley III 30 13.6 7.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.0
Tyrese Haliburton 30 13.2 3.6 5.4 1.4 0.6 2.4

Kings Player Props

  • De’Aaron Fox’s points prop total for the contest is set at 22.5, 0.2 points less than his season average of 22.7.
  • Richaun Holmes’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 7.5 boards, 0.4 rebounds less than his season average of 7.9.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 3.7.
  • Holmes’ blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 31 23.3 5.2 3.1 0.7 1.1 2.5
Josh Jackson 30 13.6 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.3
Blake Griffin 20 12.3 5.2 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.0
Delon Wright 29 10.7 4.6 4.9 1.4 0.5 1.0
Mason Plumlee 30 10.4 9.1 3.6 0.9 0.9 0.0

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 0.2 points higher than his season average of 23.3.
  • Delon Wright’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 19.5, 0.7 lower than his season average of 20.2.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Wright’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Kings make 47.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than the Pistons have allowed to their opponents (48.1%).
  • Sacramento is 7-9 against the spread and 7-9 overall when it shoots higher than 48.1% from the field.
  • Detroit has a 6-7-1 record against the spread and a 6-9 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 47.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons have shot at a 43.9% rate from the field this season, 5.3 percentage points fewer than the 49.2% shooting opponents of the Kings have averaged.
  • This season, Detroit has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 49.2% from the field.
  • When Sacramento’s opponents shoot above 43.9% from the field, it is 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
  • The Kings are knocking down 36.8% of their three-point shots this season, 1.2% lower than the 38% the Pistons allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Sacramento has put together a 5-5 record against the spread and a 5-5 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 38% of its three-point shots.
  • Detroit is 6-6 against the spread while putting together a 6-8 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.8% from beyond the arc.
  • The Pistons shoot 34.8% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 5.6 percentage points lower than the Kings have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (40.4%).
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS and 3-5 overall when the team hits more than 40.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Sacramento has an 8-1 ATS record and a 7-2 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.8% from three-point distance.
  • The Kings’ 12.3 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Pistons give up.
  • When Detroit makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 11-6 against the spread and 6-12 overall. When Sacramento is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 2-14 ATS and 1-15 straight up.
  • The Kings rank 19th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Pistons allow the 12th-fewest made threes in the league.

Kings vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Kings Rank Kings AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
11th 114.1 Points Scored 108 25th
30th 120.5 Points Allowed 109 17th
22nd 42.6 Rebounds 42.8 19th
16th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 10.3 15th
19th 12.3 3pt Made 12.5 17th
11th 25.7 Assists 24.2 19th
16th 13.7 Turnovers 13.8 18th

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