Kings vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 16, 2022

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A game pitting one of the NBA’s highest-scoring squads against one of the poorest teams defensively will see the Sacramento Kings (15-12, third in points per game) visit the Detroit Pistons (8-22, 29th in points conceded) at Little Caesars Arena on December 16, 2022. The Kings are 5.5-point favorites. A 237.5-point over/under is set for this matchup.

How to bet Kings vs. Pistons

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Kings have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +175 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 237.5 points.

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Kings vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Kings vs. Pistons Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Kings are 17-10-0 this year. Sacramento has been victorious in nine, or 81.8%, of the 11 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have gone over the point total 12 times in 30 opportunities (40%).

The Pistons have 16 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 28 total times this season. Motor City has gone 7-21 in those games. The Pistons have hit the over 60% of the time this season (18 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Kings Leaders
De’Aaron Fox 24 22.5 5 5.6 1 0.5 1.9
Domantas Sabonis 27 17.5 11.6 6.4 0.8 0.5 0.4
Kevin Huerter 26 15.3 3.2 3.2 1.1 0.3 2.9
Malik Monk 27 14.9 2.3 3.8 0.7 0.1 2.1
Harrison Barnes 27 13.7 5.3 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.1


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 29 21.1 3.7 2.4 0.6 0 2.6
Jaden Ivey 26 15.2 4.4 4 1 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 26 14.4 4.2 1.7 0.9 0.2 1.6
Alec Burks 17 14.3 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.9
Isaiah Stewart 23 12 8.7 1.2 0.3 0.8 1.6
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Kings: Kevin Huerter: Questionable (Ankle), Alex Len: Out (Illness)

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento has been led by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by averaging 117.6 points per game. It ranks 21st in the league in points allowed (115.6 per contest). The Kings average 123.3 points per game when playing at home, compared to 113.1 points per game in road games, a difference of 10.2 points per contest. The Kings have been scoring 113.6 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 117.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

This year, Sacramento is sinking 13.4 treys per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.5% (16th-ranked) from three-point land. Of the shots attempted by the Kings in 2022-23, 56.5% of them have been two-pointers (68.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 43.5% have been from beyond the arc (31.8%).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

On offense Detroit is the 23rd-ranked squad in the NBA (110.9 points per game). On defense it is second-worst (117.6 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Pistons are scoring one more points per game at home (111.5) than away (110.5). The Pistons are tallying 112.4 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 110.9.

Detroit makes 11.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 14th and 17th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pistons have attempted 38.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.5% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 30% of the Pistons’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 70% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Kings, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Kings -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 237.5 points.

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You can bet on Kings vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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