Knicks visit Pistons in NBA clash
New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Detroit Pistons host New York on Thursday, looking to build on their 14-24 mark against the 24-13 Knicks in NBA action at O2 Arena.
The Pistons bring a 14-24 record (17-21 ATS) to the battle against the 24-13 Knicks, who are 20-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 17-20-1 so far and the Knicks go 20-15-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Pistons and the No. 14-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-96 win for the Knicks on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.8 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.8 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 100-87 winner as they battled the Hornets at home. The Knicks covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Knicks got a 27-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past New Orleans 100-87 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 90-87 loser as they battled the Jazz at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 90-87 loss against Utah on Saturday, getting 16 points from Brandon Knight in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Knicks at Pistons trends to consider:
New York is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against New York
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
New York home to Brooklyn, Monday, January 21
Detroit home to Boston, Sunday, January 20