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.  


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