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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-17) New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons (9-24)
Date: Sunday, February 28
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.
NBA Moneyline Odds: New York -115 | Detroit -105
NBA Betting Odds: New York -1
NBA Betting Total: 215
New York Knicks
New York enters the start of its current back-to-back tied with Boston and Miami for fifth in the East.
The Knicks play the Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday before flying out to Detroit after the game to play this one on Sunday.
They scored a season-high 140 points on Thursday against Sacramento.
Immanuel Quickley went 12-for-12 from the free throw line and had 25 points to snap a little slump he was in. Alec Burks scored 24 off the bench. Of course, Julius Randle got in the action too with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
RJ Barrett has not taken a leap in his sophomore year but he has made steady progress in the right direction.
Barrett’s scoring is up modestly (up to 16 points per game), as are his shooting splits, rebounds, and assists. His turnovers are down accordingly.
He had thirteen 20-point games last season. This year, he’s already got 12. He has yet to crack 30 in any single game of his career, though.
Even on a Knicks team that plays a slower pace and usually spreads the scoring around, Barrett will get a thirty-burger soon enough.
Detroit lost to Sacramento on Friday in its continued plunge in the Eastern Conference, which it leads in losses.
Detroit has a three-game “lead” for ping-pong balls on the rest of the conference and trails only Minnesota (by two games) out West.
When the young rookie Killian Hayes went out for the season a couple of months ago, Detroit still had Derrick Rose to run the point.
When it traded Rose, Delon Wright handled the point guard duties and did it reasonably well.
Now Wright is out for at least a couple weeks and Dennis Smith has taken over the job, recently jettisoned by the Knicks.
The key piece in the Kristaps Porzingis trade scored 17 points and six assists against the Kings on Friday. He will have lots of motivation to have a big game in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Pistons are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a home underdog.
- Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Under is 6-0 in Knicks last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall.
- Head to Head: Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
Free New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: give me the Knicks.
Could Smith lead the Pistons to a home victory?
I’ll bet against it. Give me the Knicks and that consistent defense, despite being on the road and despite being on the second night of a back-to-back.
As far as I’m concerned, the Knicks are at a bargain price here.
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