Knicks host Pistons in basketball action
Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Odds
The Pistons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in NBA action.
Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 3-10 and 6-7 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 8-3 and 8-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 5-5-1, while the Pistons are 5-8.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 2 and the Pistons at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-92 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 3-ranked offense (101.8 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 14 at 97 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit won its last outing, a 91-90 result against the Raptors on November 23. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit earned a 91-90 victory over Toronto on Friday, getting 19 points from Greg Monroe at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Last time out for New York, they were a 131-103 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 234 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Knicks were blown out by Houston on Friday, losing by a 131-103 final at Toyota Center in basketball betting action.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Pistons at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games when playing New York
Detroit is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Portland, Monday, November 26
New York at Brooklyn, Monday, November 26