Knicks vs. Pistons Odds & Predictions

by | Mar 27, 2022 | nba

New York Knicks (32-42 SU, 35-39-0 ATS) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-54 SU, 39-33-2 ATS)

When: Sunday March 27 2022, 03:30 PM (ET)

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

TV: MSG

Point Spread: NYK -4.5/DET +4.5 (Opened NYK -4 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and receive a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 220.5 (Opened at 220.5)

Money Line: New York Knicks -199/Detroit Pistons 162

Power Rating: NYK -5

Probable Starting Lineups

New York Knicks PG Alec Burks, SG Evan Fournier, SF R.J. Barrett, PF Julius Randle Q, C Mitchell Robinson

Detroit Pistons PG Cory Joseph, SG Cade Cunningham, SF Saddiq Bey, PF Marvin Bagley III, C Isaiah Stewart

Key Injuries

New York Knicks
Julius Randle: Quadricep (QUESTIONABLE)
Derrick Rose: Ankle (OUT)
Nerlens Noel: Foot (OUT)
Cam Reddish: Shoulder (OUT)
Kemba Walker: Conditioning (OUT)

Detroit Pistons
Isaiah Livers: Concussion (OUT)
Jerami Grant: Calf (OUT)
Hamidou Diallo: Finger (OUT)
Chris Smith: Knee (OUT)

The Detroit Pistons host the New York Knicks in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 03:30 PM ET at the Little Caesars Arena.

Recent Form

The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 32-42, placing them 11th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 38 road contests, sitting at 17-21. Over their last five games, the Knicks have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, New York’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 107.0 points per game. Combined, the Knicks’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Knicks have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 106.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.9. In the New York Knicks’ most recent game, New York took down Miami by a score of 111-103

The Detroit Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 20-54, placing them 14th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Detroit has struggled in their 37 home contests, sitting at 12-25. Over the Pistons’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. During this stretch, Detroit is averaging 115.0 points per game, 11.0 points more than their season average of 104.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Pistons are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 112.2. In the Detroit Pistons’ most recent game, the team fell to Washington by a score of 100-97.

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Individual Player Analysis

As New York travels to take on the Detroit Pistons, the Knicks’ leading scorer is Julius Randle. Through 70 games, Randle is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 47.0% of his games. Against the Pistons, Randle will need to be on top of his game as Detroit is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 45.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Jerami Grant leads the Pistons in scoring, averaging 19 points across his 48 games. Throughout the season, Grant has outscored his season average in 54.0% of his outings. Given that New York’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Jerami Grant should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Knicks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.73% of their games, giving them a rank of 23rd among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the New York Knicks are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 6 of New York’s 37 games, leading to a winning percentage of 50%. So far, the Detroit Pistons have played 60 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 60 times, by an average margin of -11.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, New York picked up a 94-85 win.

How the Public is Betting the Knicks vs Pistons

67% are betting the Knicks against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 220.0

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Pistons are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
  • Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With the expansion of the NBA playoffs to include the play-in tournament, it is now rare to find a game with no impact on the playoff race. However, as we come down the stretch of the regular season, the New York Knicks’ chances of catching Atlanta are nearly gone. On the other side, the Detroit Pistons are just .5 a game ahead of Orlando for the worst record in the East. Heading into the game, New York has a large advantage inside, as they are the better rebounding teams and defend the paint at an elite level. Look for the Knicks to cover vs Detroit. Be sure to check out the rest of my Sunday NBA picks!