New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons - 2/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons - 2/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (9-24) vs New York Knicks (16-17)

Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +1 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons duke it out at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday night.

The New York Knicks have been in great form lately as they’ve won six of their past eight games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Pacers in a 110-107 home win last night. Julius Randle led the team with 28 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals, RJ Barrett added 24 points while Derrick Rose chipped in with 17 points and 11 assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 24 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from an early 16-point deficit, before escaping with the narrow win on free throws in a game that could’ve went either way. The Knicks committed a total of 21 turnovers and scored just 42 points in the paint.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in a slump lately as they’ve lost five of their last six games and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after falling just short to struggling Kings in a 110-107 home loss on Friday. Jerami Grant led the team with 30 points on seven of 17 shooting, Saddiq Bey and Dennis Smith Jr. each scored 17 points while Josh Jackson chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Pistons shot 45 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from an early 17-point deficit to lead by eight points early in the fourth quarter, before the Kings reclaimed the lead and control of the game with a pivotal 16-7 run.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 6-13-1 ATS int heir last 20 games playing on zero days’ rest and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a home underdog.

Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Detroit.

This is a classic case of two teams headed in opposite directions as the Knicks have been playing well and are coming into this one with plenty of momentum, while the Pistons have been struggling and are probably more concerned with what they could get in a trade for Blake Griffin. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and I think that trend continues here as they should be able to keep their win streak alive behind another big game from Randle.

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Peter’s Pick New York -1

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