Knicks vs. Pistons Prediction
Are the Pistons a good bet to cover as a home favorite this evening against the Knicks at 5:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pistons are now 6-point home favorites versus the Knicks after opening as a 7-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 210 and has been bet up to 211.5.
New York enters play tonight having lost six of its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread over that same span. The Knicks do own a winning record against the spread on the season at 34-31, but are just 16-17 against the number on the road this year.
Detroit, meanwhile, is 6-4 over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. They're 32-33 against the spread on the season, but they are 20-13 against the number at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams and the favorite has cashed in 20 of the last 27 meetings. The Pistons have also been an excellent bet at home, covering in five of their last six games in Auburn Hills and going 8-0 against the number in their last eight home games versus a team with a losing road record. On the other side, the Knicks are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games versus a team with a winning home record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on two days of rest.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -6