Knicks at Pistons - 2/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (23-28) at Detroit Pistons (26-23)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSDT
The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The New York Knicks need a big victory after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14 points and 1.9 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five straight road games. Jose Calderon is questionable with a groin injury.
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The Detroit Pistons could use a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.3 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.1 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last 12 home games.
The Knicks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
I'm not sure I like the Knicks on the road, as they're in a major funk and are limited at the guard spot with Calderon out. The Pistons play well at home and will be eager to bounce back from a bad Wednesday loss to the Celtics.