New York Knicks (17-17) at Detroit Pistons (9-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 216 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.5 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13.6 points and 1.9 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Delon Wright is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The under is 21-9 in Knicks last 30 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
The New York Knicks are on the end of a back to back, but they're back to their winning ways and are winning in the favorite role by an average of 6.4 points. The Detroit Pistons are 9- against the spread at home and have shown improved effort, but they continue to lose and cough up games. You're pretty much saying the Pistons win this game if you're taking this line. I can't do it. I'll lay the bucket with the more cosnsitent Knicks.