New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (6-5) at New York Knicks (4-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Wednesday night in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Detroit Pistons look for some sort consistency after splitting their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 98.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 17 points and 4.8 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 14.9 points and 14.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have have lost five of their last six road games.
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The New York Knicks look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to get back on track. The New York Knicks are averaging 101 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won three of their last five home games.
The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games. The Pistons are 6-20 ATS in the last 26 meetings in New York and 7-16 ATS in the last 23 meetings overall.
The Pistons are probably the better team here and the free bucket looks great. I just have a feeling the Knicks are going to play well in this spot at home and find a way to win two straight games for the first time this season. The Pistons is probably the better value, but I think the Knicks win and cover this one.