Pistons vs. Knicks Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks, 4/10/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Detroit Pistons avoid a major letdown on the road when their playoff lives are at stake against the New York Knicks tonight at 8PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

537 Detroit Pistons vs. 538 New York Knicks

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8PM ET – Madison Square Garden

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Pistons are the clear favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 208 points. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on the Pistons on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Pistons need a win

The Pistons are in a “win-and-in” situation tonight where a win, or a Hornets loss to the Magic, will put Detroit in the playoffs. They nearly blew having this chance last night, trailing a very short-handed Memphis team by 20 points last night before rallying for a 100-93 victory at home. Still, Detroit has failed to cover in five straight. The Pistons are 40-41 overall, 14-26 on the road, 40-38-3 against the spread and 42-39 with the under.

Detroit is a respectable defense, giving up just 107.5 points per game while holding opponents to 34.6 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Detroit averages just 107 points per game while shooting only 44 percent as a team. Blake Griffin has been battling a knee injury and is listed as questionable tonight, but it’s hard to imagine he won’t play. He is averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 17.3 points and 15.6 rebounds per contest.

Knicks win back-to-back

Despite being out of the playoff mix, New York is coming off back-to-back wins over the Wizards and the Bulls, including a 96-86 win at Chicago last night. The Knicks are now 17-64 overall, 9-31 at home, 32-48-1 against the spread and 43-37-1 with the under.

The Knicks are one of the worst offenses in the league, averaging 104.8 points per game while shooting a league-worst 43.3 percent from the field. Defensively, New York is putting up 113.8 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. It’s unclear who will play tonight for the Knicks as the likes of Mario Hezonja, Kadeem Allen and Allonzo Trier are all dealing with injuries. Dennis Smith Jr. is leading the team with 14.7 points and 5.4 assists per game while Kevin Knox is adding 12.9 points per contest.

NBA Betting Trends


The Pistons are 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games, but 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a win.

New York

The Knicks are just 20-41 ATS in their last 61 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games.


The Pistons have looked awful lately. While they managed a win last night, they faced an absolutely garbage roster that Memphis had and still found themselves down 20. New York has actually won lately and will still have a little life at home tonight. I don’t think this is a slam dunk for the Pistons and this could turn into a big disaster. I can’t trust them as a 10-point road favorite when they struggled so much last night at home against a lesser team.

NBA Prediction: New York Knicks +10


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