New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (20-44) at New York Knicks (19-44)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last seven road games.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.2 points and 9.7 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 14.1 points and five rebounds. Reggie Bullock is dishing 1.4 assists and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last six home games.
The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The under is 36-16-1 in Pistons last 53 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 overall. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
It's rare to see the Knicks as decent sized favorites, but it tells you a lot about how bad the Detroit Pistons are and the lack of NBA players on their current roster. The Pistons get blown out more times than not, and they're 13-17-1 against the spread on the road this season. The New York Knicks have their issues as well obviously, but they are a profitable 17-15 against the spread at home and 8-5 against the spread as a favorite. I'll pinch my nose and lay the buckets with the Knicks.