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(6-5) Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks (4-6)
Date: Wednesday November 16
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
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The Detroit Pistons made it two wins in a row after coming away victors in a 104-88 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While New York came away with their biggest win of the season after holding the Mavericks to only 77 points in their last matchup.
The Detroit Pistons are looking to make it three wins in a row, after blowing out the Oklahoma City Thunder last game. Coming out of the gates the Pistons looked to be the better team, and they didn’t let up all game.
Oklahoma City tried their best in getting back into it, but it just wasn’t enough as Detroit continued shutting them down all night. OKC only shot 37.5% from the field, and a dreadful 18.5% from three-point territory.
In the end the terrible shooting came back to hurt the team, as they got blown out by Detroit. But to be fair, the team is one of the best defensive units in the league. They’ve continued to hold teams below 100 points almost routinely, that in itself is amazing.
Especially when considering teams like Golden State score upwards of 110 points a night.
So this game if Detroit’s to come out on top they’ve got to do what they always do, and that’s play defense. New York has shown themselves to be a stagnant offensive team that chooses to play one on one basketball, instead of moving the ball to find open teammates.
Detroit has got to take advantage of that. They’ve got a fantastic defensive unit that they can rely on every game. So they have got to use that in this matchup with the New York Knicks.
The Pistons have enough scoring to grind out the win, but defense is going to be first and foremost of they’re to come out victorious.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks came away with their biggest win of the season in their last matchup with the Dallas Mavericks. They gave up only 77 points to their adversary, while they put up 93 points themselves. That stout defensive effort was a key catalyst in why the team came out victors.
New York has continued to struggle finding a rhythm offensively, but if they were to keep up this defensive effort the team would be just fine. They have enough individual talent to offset their chemistry issues on the offensive end. But defensively they’ve got to keep playing with this same effort.
All the great teams in the league have an identity. That is something the Knicks have lacked for the last couple of seasons. Nobody knows what to expect from this team, nigh in and night out.
That has continued to plague this roster, because they’ve always had the talent. It’s just comes down to not knowing what the team can hold their hat on.
In their last match they seemed to have found one, as defense looks to be their identity as a team. But that’s only going to work if the team buys into bringing effort on that end every game.
Great teams don’t pick and choose when they want to play good basketball. Instead, they do it at all times. New York has now got to do it at all times, if they’re to become one of the elite teams in the eastern conference.
Tobias Harris isn’t going to be able to stop Carmelo, while Marcus Morris is going to be tasked with guarding Kristaps Porzingis.
That means both those two have got to carry the load offensively, while the rest of the team brings it defensively, because that’s going to be the only way they come out with the win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games
- Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest
- Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
- Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games
- Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games
Free Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
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Both these teams have elite defensive units, so look for this to be a low scoring affair with New York coming out on top.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 98 – Pistons 95
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