Pistons vs. Knicks Prediction
The New York Knicks will attempt to end a 13-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Losers have 15 consecutive home games, will the Knicks at least cover as a 4-point home dog tonight?
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Pistons are 4-point favorites to beat the Knicks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207 points and as of this writing, 61% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pistons to cover the point spread.
Detroit Pistons Fantasy Spin
Luke Kennard shot 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line in Monday’s win over the Nuggets, scoring 14 points with four rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers. Kennard, who scored a total of five points on 2-of-10 shooting in the two games prior, put forth a solid effort off the bench as Detroit blew out Denver. A 35.8% shooter from three on the season, the second-year guard out of Duke is making just 30.4% of his attempts over the last five games (1.4 made three-pointers per game during this stretch). Kennard entered Monday averaging 10.2 points per game over the last ten, but four of his five double-digit scoring games were notched at the beginning of that stretch.
New York Knicks Fantasy Spin
Knicks coach David Fizdale plans to use Dennis Smith Jr. alongside Frank Ntilikina (groin). "It's on me to try to mesh these guys together," Fizdale said. "... Frank can take the bigger guy defensively. And I think Frank is comfortable playing with the ball or without the ball in his hands." The Knicks are trying to flip Wesley Matthews which would open up more minutes in the backcourt, and the Knicks would be foolish to not see how the two lottery picks mesh. Frank is way ahead of the curve defensively, but until he grows on the offensive end his fantasy upside will be limited.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games overall.
The Knicks are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
The favorite is 18-7 against the spread in the last 25 meetings between these two teams while the road squad has cashed in the last four meetings in this series. The Pistons are also 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record. On the other side, the Knicks are just 2-12 against the spread in their last 14 home games, are winless at the betting window in their last five games playing on one day of rest and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -4