Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Prediction 2/26/2024

The Detroit Pistons (8-48) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (34-23) on Monday, February 26th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. Both the Pistons and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Pistons tell to the Magic by a score of 112-109. The Pistons may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +8 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 221 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 225.5.

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons are 8-48 overall and will be 11-point underdogs. In the Eastern Conference, they are 15th and are 5th in the Central division.

Detroit’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 27-28 for the season. As the favorite this season, Detroit is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 26-24 as the underdog.

The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Celtics, Jalen Brunson was the top scorer for New York, recording 34 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 45.1%. Josh Hart added 16 points, but unfortunately, New York was defeated in the game with a score of 116-102.

When playing on the road, the Knicks have gone 15-14 this season compared to going 19-9 at home. Overall, they are 34-23 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games.

New York has an overall ATS record of 32-25 as they come into today’s game. New York has failed to cover the spread in five straight home games and are 16-12 ATS at home compared to 16-13 on the road.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

Through 56 games the Pistons are averaging 112.8 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are averaging 112.8 points per game this season, which is 22nd in the NBA. However, they have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 113.9 points per game compared to 111.8 at home.

In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league, averaging 100.4 possessions per game. They are also a team that looks to attack inside, as they are 1st in the NBA in two-point field goal attempts.

So far this season, the Pistons have made 47% of their shots, which is 15th in the league. From beyond the arc, they are 17th in three-point shooting at 36%. Overall, Detroit is 16th in free throw attempts and 10th in offensive rebounds.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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New York has recorded an average of 114.2 points per game (18th) throughout 57 games games.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 113.8 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. In terms of pace, New York is the slowest team in the league at 95.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Knicks are shooting 46% from the field, which is 21st in the NBA. They are also 13th in three-point shooting at 36%.

So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league at 23.6 per game.

Pistons Team Defense

At present, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 27th, allowing 121.9 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.8 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 109.8 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 36.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pistons And Knicks

In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.2 points per game, in addition to 4.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jalen Brunson as the leading scorer for the Knicks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.9% and is averaging 27.6 points per contest.

Pistons vs Knicks Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Knicks offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 107. New York posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Pistons have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Knicks have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.

Pistons vs Knicks Prediction

In this Pistons vs. Knicks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pistons at +11. While we project the Knicks to win 100-98, our recommendation is to bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 223, and our model projects the Pistons and Knicks to reach a combined total of 198 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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