Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings 12/16/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Sacramento Kings 12/16/22
Fri 16th December 2022

The Sacramento Kings (15-12, 7-8 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, are on the road to face the Detroit Pistons (8-22, 4-9 Home) on Friday. Sacramento squeaked by the Toronto Raptors 124-123 at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.

De’Aaron Fox was the scoring leader with 27 points. Domantas Sabonis was another standout performer with 21 points, 20 rebounds, and seven assists. The Kings are seventh in the Western Conference. Detroit emerged victorious on Wednesday at Spectrum Center, beating the Charlotte Hornets 141-134 in overtime. Alec Burks had 27 points to lead the team.

The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference.It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Sacramento will be seeking a season sweep against Detroit after taking the only earlier game 137-129 at Golden 1 Center on November 20. Fox led the Kings with 33 points, while Harrison Barnes contributed 27 points and nine rebounds. Jaden Ivey had 24 points in defeat.

Fox is averaging 22.5 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Kings in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 11.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, placing him first and first in the NBA, respectively. Bojan Bogdanovic (21.1 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Pistons on offense.

He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA. Isaiah Stewart is pulling down 8.7 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and Killian Hayes is recording 5.2 assists (1st). The Kings are averaging 117.6 points per game, ranking as one of the most explosive offenses in the NBA (2nd).

The Kings are 3-2 in five games at Little Caesars Arena. Sacramento is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.2 (113.6-113.4). Detroit has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 116.9 points per game on average while scoring only 112.4 (-4.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Killian Hayes: 23.2 | 16.7 | +6.5
Marvin Bagley III: 11.2 | 17.7 | -6.5
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Duren: 12.2 | 7.7 | +4.5
Marvin Bagley III: 4.4 | 6.1 | -1.7
Assists per game:
Killian Hayes: 8.0 | 5.2 | +2.8
Jaden Ivey: 2.8 | 4.0 | -1.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings -5.5 (-115)

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