New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (17-14) at New York Knicks (14-18)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, MSG
The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks square off Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Detroit Pistons could use a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 20.2 points and 6.3 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.3 points and 16.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Steve Blake is dishing 3.1 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.7 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.9 points and 3.5 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.8 assists and Langston Galloway is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The New York Knicks have split their last eight home games. Lou Amundson is questionable with a back injury.
The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Knicks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Pistons are 5-18 ATS in the last 23 meetings in New York and 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Pistons continue to struggle on the road and this is a game the Knicks need before really falling deep in the standings. In a toss-up game, I'm going to side with the Knicks on their home court.