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Pistons at Knicks - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (31-50) at New York Knicks (17-64)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Knicks +6.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds


The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks play Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Detroit Pistons look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.9 points and nine assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.5 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pistons have also won seven of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Pistons have lost four straight road games. Tayshaun Prince is expected to miss this game with rest.

Pistons at Knicks - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 91.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Langston Galloway is averaging 11.6 points and 3.2 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jason Smith is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 2.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 45 percent in their last five games and have won eight straight when topping 100 points. The Knicks have won just four home games since February. With recent wins, the Knicks are playing their way out of the top overall pick in the draft.

The Pistons are 6-17 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Atlantic and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Knicks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 4-18 ATS in the last 22 meetings in New York and 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall. 

Teams usually play hard in their last home game as more for respect for the fans who showed up throughout the season. While that's not saying much for the Knicks, it doesn't change the fact. I like New York and the points. 

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