Knicks vs. Pistons - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (31-30) at New York Knicks (25-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, MSG
The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.3 points and 6.1 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 15 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four of their last six road games.
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The New York Knicks could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.5 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.4 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost eight of their last nine home games.
The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in New York and 6-15 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
Nobody in their right mind is backing the Knicks right now, especially against a balanced and defensive team such as the Pistons. Detroit should roll easily in this one.