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NBA betting line favors Knicks over Pistons

Detroit PistonsNew York Knicks
14-20January 07, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden11-22

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Tuesday when the Pistons of Detroit hit the hard court against the Knicks of New York.

The Knicks bring a 11-22 record (13-20 ATS) to the battle against the 14-20 Pistons, who are 15-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 18-15 so far and the Pistons go 25-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other shops.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Knicks and the No. 24-ranked Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-88 result in favor of the Pistons.

The Pistons were a 112-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Sunday as Memphis blasted them 112-84 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Knicks were a 92-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (172) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Knicks got 19 points from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past Dallas 92-80 on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 29-rated squad against Detroit's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 7 in the league with 8.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 6.29 per outing.

Next up:
Detroit at Toronto, Wednesday, January 8th
New York home to Miami, Thursday, January 9th