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Pistons vs Knicks NBA Game Preview

Detroit PistonsNew York Knicks
Jan 31, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Odds


Detroit pays a visit to New York on Tuesday, hoping to send the Knicks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks currently sports a record of 7-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-15 ATS. The Pistons are 4-18 and 6-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 5-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 10-12 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (Knicks) and the No. 29 (Pistons) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 91-82 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 14-rated squad against Detroit's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 6 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 4.8 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in home scoring.

The Pistons were a 103-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Bucks on Monday as Milwaukee blasted them 103-82 at Bradley Center.

New York lost its last outing, a 97-84 result against the Rockets on January 28. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Knicks endured a 97-84 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Amar'e Stoudemire at Toyota Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pistons at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New York's last 17 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at New Jersey, Wednesday, February 1
New York home to Chicago, Thursday, February 2