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(35-40) Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks (27-49)
Date: Saturday March 31
Time: 5:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
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The Detroit Pistons are not going to make the Eastern Conference playoffs this year. The team is five games under .500 this season, and last got a win against the Wizards, 103-92. The New York Knicks are one of the worst teams in basketball again this year. The New York ownership has 70 percent to do with why the Knicks are so bad again this year.
The last time the Pistons and Knicks faced off against each other, was December 22nd. Detroit came away with the win, 104-101.
Detroit has won three in a row, and recently took a win from the Wizards, winning by nine points. The Pistons are five games back of the eight place Bucks for the final spot in the playoffs. With the way Detroit is playing right now, the team probably wished they had been playing this good since the trade for Blake Griffin.
So far, the Clippers have made out better than Detroit after the trade. The town was buzzing after Griffin was acquired from the Clippers, but has yet to show the team is any better with him in the lineup. Griffin can test the market this off-season.
Detroit honestly does not seem like a good fit for Blake. Over the years, Griffin has played well in the media’s eyes by keeping things under wraps, but at times, Griffin can be a not so good team player. Especially in the city of Detroit.
Aside from the Griffin talk, the Pistons are allowing 103.6 points per game this year. That ranks the Pistons 6th in points allowed per game this year. Too bad the Detroit offense can’t step up. They have the names on the roster, but things aren’t panning out.
As Detroit continues to struggle until the off-season, the team is going to need to start thinking for the future. This season is a wash.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are much to write about this year. Again the team has struggled throughout the year. Kristaps Porzingis led the team in scoring with 22.7 points per game this season, but has been out of the majority of the year with ACL injury. Porzingis is nicknamed the unicorn, but could be on the verge of being overrated.
Besides Kristaps, the Knicks are led by Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway Jr is averaging 17.5 points per game this season. Enes Kanter has also chipped in well for New York. He is averaging 14.1 points and 11 rebounds per game this season. Trey Burke has been the standout for the Knicks recently. He has played in 30 games for the Knicks and started in three.
Burke is averaging 12.4 points per game mostly off the bench. I almost forgot to mention Michael Beasley. Beasley is averaging over 13 points per game this year. If New York can add a superstar type player to the roster in New York, there is no question the Knicks can contend for a playoff spot next season. Only if management can get a Superstar. Only if.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1-1 in NY last 9 Sat. games.
- NY are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- Favorite is 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Pistons roster is loaded with talent, but injuries have been the issue for Detroit. Blake Griffin is sidelined for a week or more with an ankle injury. He could be out for the next seven days, or shut down the rest of the season.
The Knicks have a good shot at winning this matchup. They have lost two straight to the Pistons. Look for Burke and Beasley to get this going against the short handed Pistons. The Knicks are 18-18 at the Garden this year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks
Take the Knicks at home to get the win. Without Griffin, maybe that will make the Pistons worse than they are with him.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 115 – Nets 95
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