Knicks vs. Pistons Prediction
Will the Detroit Pistons handle covering a big spread at home when they take on the New York Knicks tonight at 7PM ET?
505 New York Knicks vs. 506 Detroit Pistons
Friday, February 8, 2019
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against New York. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 206.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on Detroit at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks continue skid
The New York Knicks are now on a 14-game losing streak after losing 105-92 at home to Detroit on Tuesday night. The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in four straight as well. New York is 10-43 on the season, 6-21 on the road, 22-30-1 against the spread and 28-25 with the under.
The Knicks rank 25th in the league in both offense and defense. They average 105.4 points per game offensively while giving up 114.4 per game on defense. They have been busy over the trade deadline and just recently agreed to release Enes Kanter, who averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for them. Newly-acquired Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 16.5 points and 6 assists per game for them thus far.
Pistons hoping to heat up
The Pistons made a few small deals at the trade deadline but don’t appear to be buyers or sellers. Still, they have won and covered in their last two and looking to go on a three-game win streak tonight. Detroit is 24-29 on the season, 15-13 at home, 24-27-2 against the spread and 31-22 with the under.
Detroit has been pretty sound on defense this season, allowing just 107.9 points per game while holding opponents to a league-low 32.9 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, the Pistons are putting up 106 points per game while shooting just 43.5 percent as a team. Blake Griffin is averaging 26.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game to lead the team while Andre Drummond is adding 16.8 points and 14.8 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games following a double-digit loss at home and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games.
The Pistons are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on two days of rest, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
The Knicks are in full tank mode right now. While their roster has gotten much younger, and perhaps hungrier to some respect, the Knicks are far from competitive right now. The Pistons are not a consistent team, but they still believe they can make a run. Griffin is a proud NBA player that is going to give his all and help lead the Pistons tonight. New York just won’t have the bodies to compete in the paint with Detroit tonight.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -8.5