Knicks vs Pistons Betting Matchup Report
Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Odds
The Knicks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Pistons pay a visit to Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks currently sports a record of 30-15, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-20 ATS. The Pistons are 18-30 and 23-25 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 22-21-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 23-24-1 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Pistons odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pistons sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-95 win for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.8 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 98-97 loser as they battled the Lakers at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Greg Monroe poured in 20 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Detroit on Sunday, as the Lakers rolled to a 98-97 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Knicks were a 120-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Knicks on Saturday as New York blasted the Kings 120-81 at Madison Square Garden.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few Pistons at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing New York
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, February 6
New York at Washington, Wednesday, February 6