Pistons vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 2/26/24

New York Knicks (34-23) vs Detroit Pistons (8-48)

Game Info: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks duke it out at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Here’s a Pistons vs Knicks Prediction.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have been in a real funk as they've lost eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a five-game slide after getting beaten by the Magic in a 112-109 loss on Saturday. Cade Cunningham led the team with 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Simone Fontecchio added 17 points with five assists while Jalen Duren chipped in with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. As a team, the Pistons shot 50 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to take an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, before they escaped on free throws after the Pistons tied the scores with just 12.1 seconds left on the clock.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a major slump as they've lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 116-102 loss on Saturday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 34 points and nine assists, Josh Hart added 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 38 from the 3-point line as they showed plenty of fight to hang with the Celtics in a close contest, until the third quarter where the Celtics poured in 35 points to have the Knicks trailing by as many as 20 points.

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New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (27.6) this season.
  • Josh Hart ranks 4th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (7.2) this season.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Jalen Duren ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.0) this season.
  • Cade Cunningham ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.2).
  • The Knicks ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (96.2).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.0).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.8).

Pistons vs Knicks Prediction

The Pistons are still a little short handed with Isaiah Stewart and Marcus Sasser both out, while the Knicks are still without Julius Randle and OG Anunoby. The Pistons have been one of the worst teams in the league all season, but they were surprisingly competitive in their narrow loss to the Magic on Saturday, so they might be fancying their chances against this ice-cold Knicks team struggling to win games at the moment. This is surely a game where the Knicks get the much-needed win at home, but this just seems like too many free points on offer. I like the Knicks to get the win, but I think the Pistons hang around long enough to get the backdoor cover.



Peter’s Pick Detroit +11.5

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