Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)

The New York Knicks hit the road for a battle with the Detroit Pistons.  The Knicks are (16-36), coming off a 105-103 win over the Orlando Magic.  The Pistons are (19-34), after beating the Phoenix Suns 116-108.

In the Knicks win over the Magic, New York was led on offense by Elfrid Payton.  Payton recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 9 assists, while adding 7 steals.  The Knicks shot 47% from the floor and 30% from deep.  The Knicks forced 20 turnovers in the game, which helped the Knicks attempt 17 more shots in the game. The Knicks trailed by 7 points going into the 4th quarter.  

In the Pistons win over the Suns, Detroit was guided throughout the game by Andre Drummond.  Drummond had a double-double in the game, finishing with 31 points and 19 rebounds, while adding 4 assists.  The Pistons converted on 48% from the floor and 43% from 3-point distance.  Detroit out rebounded Phoenix, 42 to 37.  The Pistons won the game from inside the paint, out scoring the Suns  66 to 52.

Recent Betting Trends:

Knicks are 28-24 ATS this season.

The under is 13-12-1 in Knicks road games.

Pistons are 19-32-2 ATS this season.

The over is 20-8 in Pistons home games.

The Knicks have won 3 in a row, while the Pistons have won 2 of their last 3.  Neither offense is lighting up the scoreboard, as neither team is averaging more than 108 per game.  One area of note, the Knicks are the 30th ranked 3-point defense, while the Pistons are the 4th best 3-point offensive shooting team.  The Knicks trade Marcus Morris yesterday.  Final score prediction, Pistons will win and cover.  

Chris’s Pick DETROIT PISTONS

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.