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New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Knicks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 205
TV Channel
MSG, FSDT
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NBA | Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks
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The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Tuesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Detroit Pistons look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 105.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 26.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.6 points and 14.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven road games.

The New York Knicks are still looking for their first victory since January 4. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 14.7 points and 3.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds. Kevin Knox is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t won a home game since December 1.

The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-12 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pistons are 7-22 ATS in the last 29 meetings in New York and the favorite is 18-7 ATS in the last 25 meetings. The under is 7-0 in Knicks last 7 overall. The under is 7-1 in Pistons last 8 overall.

The New York Knicks should be a better team considering they got a bunch of productive players for a guy who was out for the season. However, the Knicks are still a club that hasn't won a game in a month, hasn't won a home game in over two months and is being outscored by an average of 13.6 points in their last five games. The Detroit Pistons have consistency issues and haven't played well on the road, but they're fresh off a beatdown win over the Denver Nuggets, a win that could have a carry over impact on this team that was desperate for a flash of hope. The Pistons have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the road team.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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