Two squads sitting outside the playoff places of the East are clashing today, when the Detroit Pistons (24-29), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the team with the worse record currently in the league, the New York Knicks (10-43), who have won only once in their last twenty-three games.

Date/Time: 02-08-2019, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Detroit Pistons -8

Total: +206

Detroit Pistons have a 24-29 record (24-27-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Knicks with a 105-92 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 26.1 ppg, adding 8.1 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 16.8 ppg and a team high 14.8 boards per game.

New York Knicks have a 10-43 record (22-30-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have lost 22 of their last 23 matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Pistons with a 92-105 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Dennis Smith Jr with 16.5 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6 dimes per game. He is followed by Emmanuel Mudiay with 14.7 ppg and 3.9 dimes per game but he is out with an injury.

Pistons have won both previous meetings against the Knicks so far this season (at home by 7 points and on the road by 13). Pistons have a 15-13 home record, while the Knicks are 6-21 on the road. Pistons are better both offensively, scoring 106 ppg to Knicks’ 105.4 and defensively, allowing 107.9 ppg to Knicks’ 114.4 ppg. They also have a better field goal percentage (43.5% to 43%), while both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (33.6% to 33.5%). Pistons are better in boards grabbed (45.5 to 44.1) and in dimes made (22.3 to 19.7), while Knicks are better in turnovers committed (13.2 to 13.9). Pistons are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds against the worse team of the league.

New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Detroit Pistons -8 (-110)


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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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