Knicks visit Pistons in NBA clash
|New York Knicks||Detroit Pistons|
|21-39||March 03, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills||23-36|
New York pays a visit to Detroit on Monday, hoping to send the Pistons to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit battles the Knicks, currently with a 21-39 mark (24-36 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 42-17 for the Pistons and 35-25 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
View New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.
The Knicks were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Pistons and the No. 18-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-90 result in favor of the Pistons.
Last time out for New York, they were a 109-90 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 109-90 loss against Chicago on Sunday, getting 21 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing effort at United Center.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 118-110 result against the Rockets on March 1. The Pistons covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rodney Stuckey scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 118-110 to Houston at Toyota Center on Saturday).
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.9 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 7 with 8.97 per contest.
New York at Minnesota, Wednesday, March 5th
Detroit home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 5th