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Pistons battle vs Knicks highlights NBA odds

New York KnicksDetroit Pistons
3-6November 19, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills3-6

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Knicks travelling to Detroit Tuesday to face the Pistons on Tuesday.

The Pistons bring a 3-6 record (4-5 ATS) to the battle against the 3-6 Knicks, who are 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 7-2 so far and the Knicks go 5-4. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 199.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Pistons and the No. 3-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-87 result in favor of the Pistons.

In their last action, Detroit was a 114-99 loser on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit got 23 points and 14 assists from Brandon Jennings in a losing cause in a 114-99 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 100.33 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.67 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.88% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 42.35% per game.

A few Knicks at Pistons trends to consider:
New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
New York is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Detroit is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 13 games

Next up:
New York home to Indiana, Wednesday, November 20th
Detroit at Atlanta, Wednesday, November 20th