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(16-14) New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons (17-14)
Date: Friday, December 22
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.
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New York Knicks
The Knicks lost in Charlotte on Tuesday night by 18 points. Kristaps Porzingis did not play, nor did Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardaway Jr. is still out for the foreseeable future but the Knicks did announce that he will increase his rehab intensity. It’s still unclear how much longer Hardaway Jr. will be out; many details in the injury situation aren’t known. He will be re-evaluated next week, though.
Porzingis says he is feeling better and very well could be available for Thursday night’s game in Boston. That said, if he goes on Thursday perhaps the Knicks will be cautious on the back-to-back. It’s tough to say whether or not he’ll go in this one.
But there isn’t any doubt the Knicks need him and Hardaway if they are going to make the playoffs in the East. That, and they want to keep Enes Kanter in the United States and out of jail.
Detroit lost its three-game winning streak in ugly fashion with a loss on the road in Dallas. Avery Bradley did not play as it was announced that he will shut it down for at least a week to rest a nagging groin injury. Reggie Bullock was a -16 in his place in the starting lineup.
Head Coach Stan Van Gundy used seven guys off the bench searching for answers to replace Bradley. Luke Kennard got a couple starts when Bradley missed time just a week ago. He played 17 minutes in the game against Dallas and scored four points.
Andre Drummond will meet his match against Kanter in the paint in this game. That should be an excellent matchup of two huge players who run on high motors.
Porzingis could be a big problem for Detroit, if he plays. Anthony Tolliver will likely draw that matchup and doesn’t have the size to really bother KP’s jump shot. The Pistons’ best option is that Porzingis takes it easy and sits for the night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NY are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Under is 8-3-1 in NY last 12 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 8-2-1 in DET last 11 overall.
- DET are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 11-4 in DET last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Head to Head: Home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 21-7 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
Free New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: the Knicks win with Porzingis, don’t without him.
KP will be the difference in this game, as he often is. Detroit missed Bradley on the perimeter when he isn’t available but it’s mostly about Porzingis. Keep an eye on him on Thursday night: whether or not he plays, how much, how he looks and whether or not the Knicks say anything about the back-to-back.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: New York 102 – Detroit 99
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