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New York favored by 3 against Detroit on Friday

New York KnicksDetroit Pistons
March 18, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

35-32TEAM RECORD24-44

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Detroit and New York on Friday, with the host Pistons trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Pistons currently sports a record of 24-44, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-31 ATS. The Knicks are 35-32 and 40-25-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 37-31 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 34-32-1 against the number.

View New York vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point favorites, while the total sits at 214.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Pistons and the No. 16-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-98 win for the Knicks on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 20 in the league with 40.7 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 2 with 9.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 105.8 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in home scoring.

In their last action, New York was a 120-99 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York cruised to victory on Thursday, running Memphis out of the gym and running up a 120-99 score at Madison Square Garden.

Detroit won its last outing, a 107-93 result against the Raptors on March 16. The Pistons covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit got 24 points from Richard Hamilton en route to a 107-93 victory over Toronto on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Knicks at Pistons trends to consider:
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York's last 15 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games

Next up:
New York at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 20
Detroit at Atlanta, Sunday, March 20