Kings vs Pistons Preview: Odds, Injuries, & Prediction

Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

The Sacramento Kings will start an important month of March by attempting to get revenge on the Detroit Pistons who defeated them in January.

Back on January 22nd, the Sacramento Kings played one of their worst games of the season when they lost to an equally bad Detroit Pistons team by nearly 20 points. Sacramento shot 28 percent from beyond the arc and made just 12 of their 23 free throw attempts, and only De’Aaron Fox scored more than 20 points on the night. It was the 15th loss in the last 18 games for the Kings up to that point.

Fortunately, that game sparked a lineup change that may have turned the Kings season around. That was the last game for Buddy Hield as a starter, and the Kings have won ten of the fifteen games that they’ve played since.

Over the same time span, Detroit has gone 3-13 and have officially thrown their hats in to the race for a top draft pick.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Tonight’s Contest

Tip-off: 3:00 PM PT
Radio: 1140 KHTK
Watch: NBC Sports California, or stream live on

Betting Info:

Spread: Kings -7.5

Over/Under: 216.5


Kings -360

Pistons +280

Against The Spread: 

Kings 31-27-1

Pistons 23-37-1

(All number courtesy of The Action Network)

Injury Report:


Cory Joseph – Questionable (heel)

De’Aaron Fox – Questionable (abdomen)


Thon Maker – Questionable (ankle)

Bruce Brown – Out (knee)

Christian Wood – Out (foot)

Last 5 Meetings:

  • 1/22/20 – Pistons 127, Kings 106
  • 1/19/19 – Kings 103, Pistons 101
  • 1/10/19 – Kings 112, Pistons 102
  • 3/19/18 – Pistons 106, Kings 90
  • 11/4/17 – Pistons 108, Kings 99

Players To Watch:

One of the keys to victory in this game will be….Yogi Ferrell?

The Kings have injuries to their top two point guards, and both are questionable for today’s contest. Ferrell is the third option, and is used to playing in spurts. He has received 13 DNPs so far this season, but also has 25 games in which he has played 10+ minutes. He averages 4.3 points in just 11.2 minutes per game.

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Kings 118, Pistons 109