New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA preseason action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The New York Knicks look for another preseason win after beating the Detroit Pistons on Friday. The New York Knicks are averaging 90 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 32.5 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 15 points and five rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 11 points and eight rebounds. Obi Toppin is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing seven assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 21.7 percent from beyond the arc and 47.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after losing their preseason opener to the Knicks. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 84 points on 32.5 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Saddiq Bey is averaging 14 points and two rebounds while Svi Mykhailiuk is averaging 14 points and two rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing seven rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 25.6 percent from beyond the arc and 88 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 21.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games. The over is 8-2 in Knicks last 10 overall. The over is 35-17 in Pistons last 52 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
We hit on the New York Knicks in the underdog role in the first game, and while it was a sloppy performance from both sides, the Knicks looked like the better, more prepared team. The Detroit Pistons were downright awful offensively and it was the type of showing that keeps you off them for the next game as well. You shouldn't make a habit of backing the Knicks in the preseason or the regular season, but there's not much of a case to be made for the Pistons after what we saw on Friday. The Pistons missed every shot possible. Give me the free bucket with the Knicks, even if it's a pick that's hard to love.