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New York KnicksDetroit Pistons
Jan 7, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

3-4TEAM RECORD2-5

The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Knicks pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

The Pistons bring a 2-5 record (2-5 ATS) to the battle against the 3-4 Knicks, who are 1-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 3-4 so far and the Knicks go 3-4.

View New York vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Knicks taking on the No. 24-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-85 win for the Knicks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 30-ranked offense (84.9 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 27 at 98.7 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 42.3% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

The Knicks were a 99-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards were burned for 37 points by Carmelo Anthony on Friday as the Knicks picked up a 99-96 win at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 96-73 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the 76ers on Friday as Philadelphia blasted them 96-73 at Wells Fargo Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Knicks at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 16 games
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York home to Charlotte, Monday, January 9
Detroit at Chicago, Monday, January 9

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