Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at Little Ceasars Arena. Having already lost twice to the Knicks this season, the Pistons are looking to get off the mark and end a 2-game slide at home tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The injury to Bojan Bogdanovic took all the life out of the Detroit Pistons who have now dropped their last 2 games without him. He’s their main scoring option on offense averaging 20.6 points per game on almost 50% shooting, without him they finished with just 94 and 102 points in their last 2 games.
Although his status has been updated to day-to-day here, I don’t expect him to suit up. He joins Cade Cunningham who has been out for a while now, so the Pistons have a mountain to climb here without their two main players at their disposal. They are on a 10-game losing streak against the Knicks overall and a 5-game losing streak in home games, so even the stats are pointing against them in tonight’s game.
New York Knicks
Although they are massive favorites to win here, the Knicks have been all but impressive over the past week or so. In 5 games played they have just 1 win to their name and that was at Oklahoma City, which isn’t really a top team in the Western Conference.
They are coming off a disappointing home loss to Memphis, their 2nd loss in a row. This teams has completely transformed their style of play, scoring has become a priority for them, while on defense they are on of the worst teams in the East which is very uncharacteristic for a Tom Thibodeau team. In their last 8 games vs East opponents they have covered the spread just once, which is concerning.
Despite all the negativity, I still have the Knicks winning convincingly here. Detroit has just been hit hard by the injury bug, it’ll prove to be too much to keep up with the high scoring Knicks tonight. Back New York to cover.
Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Predictions & Odds
It’s been a while since we saw a Detroit Pistons game come close to the 224.5 point mark, which is the projected total set for tonight’s game. The Knicks do score a lot, but Detroit’s lack of productivity on offense is really concerning even when they play against a sub par defense like New York’s. In the last 10 meetings the Pistons have averaged a pedestrian 94.7 points per game while shooting just 41% from the field. New York is outscoring them by almost 15 points during that stretch, but when you combine those two averages you are still well below tonight’s projected total.
On the road the Knicks are 3-7-1 on the O/U, 7 of their last 8 games away from MSG have gone under. Combine that with Detroit going under in 4 of 5 at home, I think we have ourselves a defensive battle on our hands. Take the under.