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New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds
Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Knicks pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 23-39 mark when they host New York in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons are 23-39 so far on the season, and 28-34 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 36-21 and 28-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 29-32-1 and the Knicks go 27-28-2 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 101-94.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 8-rated squad against New York's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 23 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-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.
The Knicks were a 102-97 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. New York got 22 points from Amar'e Stoudemire en route to a 102-97 victory over Cleveland on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.
In their last action, Detroit was a 114-75 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 114-75 at AT&T Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Knicks at Pistons trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing New York
Detroit is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against New York
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York
New York home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 7
Detroit home to Dallas, Friday, March 8