Pistons vs. Knicks Pick
Detroit enters with a 1-1 record following a 115-111 loss at the Wizards Friday night. New York is 0-1 after a 105-84 loss at Oklahoma City on Thursday. The two teams split the four matchups 2-2 straight up and ATS last season. The total went under three times.
The Pistons were led by Reggie Jackson in Friday's loss as he tallied 21 points, five assists and five steals. Avery Bradley had 18 points, while Tobias Harris put in 15. Andre Drummond contributed nine points and 12 rebounds. After leading by seven at halftime, Detroit proceeded to be outscored 33-16 in the third quarter of the loss.
Kristaps Porzingis paced the Knicks in their loss at OKC, accounting for 31 points and 12 boards. Enes Kanter had 10 points and seven rebounds, the only other New York player in double figures for points.
Detroit is 5-22 ATS in its last 27 meetings in New York. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
The Pistons' struggles in New York coupled with playing a second game in as many days with travel makes this a good spot for the Knicks. We know New York isn't going to be very good this season, but it has one dominant player in Porzingis who is capable of carrying a team to a win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +3