Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s game in the NBA. The Pistons will look to end a 7-game road losing streak as they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
One losing streak came to an end, but not it’s time to take care of another one. Detroit finally managed to add to their win column by beating the Miami Heat 100-90 over the weekend. That stopped the losing streak at 14, but they are still the worst team in the NBA if you ask most people. Jerami Grant has been out for a while, so it’s going to be difficult to end the road losing streak at MSG without their best player. Saddiq Bey has taken over the scoring responsibilities and has led the Pistons with 20+ points in their last 3 games. Aside from him rookie Cade Cunningham has been the only bright spot this season, but it’s still early for him to become the franchise player. The Pistons have covered 6 times in their last 20 vs New York at MSG, they enter tonight’s game as 9.5 point underdogs.
New York Knicks
December has been brutal to the New York Knicks, they’ve won only twice in 10 games and are coming off a 114-107 loss at TD Garden against Boston. Evan Fournier led the way with 32 points, but this team has been hit heavily with the covid outbreak and 6 players are currently in quarantine. The good news is Derrick Rose could make a return to the line-up after a brief issue with his ankle, they could definitely use him against his former team. Even Kemba Walker has been activated again to help out with the player shortage, it’ll be interesting to see how this team plays moving forward as he was labelled as the main issue for their poor play recently, but not much has changed since he was benched.
Don’t know about you, but I am not yet ready to trust these Knicks. They’re missing a handful of players here and haven’t been anywhere as good this month. There’s no way they beat the Pistons by 10 or more points, so let’s back Detroit to cover.
New York Knicks – Detroit Pistons Predictions & Odds
Pistons +9.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Having been hit hard by the health and safety protocols, the Knicks have struggled scoring the ball over the past week or so. In their last 6 games they’ve averaged just 100.8 points per game, which has cost them a lot of wins in the process. They’ve slowed things down considerably ranking only 26th in pace of play and it should be no surprising that the under has cashed 8 times in the last 11 games against Central Division teams. Detroit is currently without Jerami Grant who scores over 20 of their points per game for the season, that’s a big blow for a limited roster like theirs. Right now they rank in the bottom 5 when it comes to most offensive stats, combine that with the two teams averaging just 206.1 points per game over their last 10 meetings, I think we are in for a low scoring affair here. Let’s back the under.
Under 207 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365