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Pistons Covering With Ease in Motown

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The Detroit Pistons are holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will host the team that’s right behind them in the standings on Thursday — the New York Knicks. Bettors who have backed the Pistons at home over the course of the last calendar year are profiting in a big way, as Stan Van Gundy’s club are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Shark Bites
  • The Knicks are 0-5 SU in their last five games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Pistons' last four games with no days off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Knicks' last eight games after an ATS loss.

Oddsmakers opened the Pistons as 5.5-point faves for the tilt, which hasn’t been an issue for them when it comes to covering the spread. Detroit is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their prior nine as chalk of 5.5 points or more.

It’s been a much tougher go for the Knicks, however. New York is spiralling down the Eastern Conference standings, dropping six of their last seven to sit 3.5 games behind the Pistons. The Knickerbockers haven’t been able to keep things close, as the squad has suffered four double-digit defeats in the skid.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Detroit Pistons as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -6-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 204 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 105-101 win for the Pistons on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New York Knicks have seen them go 23-28 and 29-22 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Detroit Pistons are at 26-24 and 26-22-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Pistons are 26-23-1, while the New York Knicks are 25-25-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Detroit Pistons at No. 9 and the New York Knicks at No. 23 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Detroit's No. 14-ranked offense (102 PPG) against a New York Knicks defense that ranks No. 15 at 101.14 PPG. The Detroit Pistons have averaged 43.26% from the field per game, less than the New York Knicks have managed so far this NBA season (43.78% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got 18 points from Arron Afflalo but lost anyway 97-89 against the Celtics on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Reggie Jackson scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 102-95 to Boston at TD Garden on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • New York is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
  • New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Detroit is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games at home
  • Detroit is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games when playing New York

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Memphis, Friday, February 5th
Detroit at Indiana, Saturday, February 6th