Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 1/1/2015
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Madison Square Garden in New York City
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On Friday night, the Detroit Pistons will be going up against the New York Knicks, who have won just three of their 13 home games this season. In their first meeting this season, the Pistons were able to beat the Knicks by the score of 98-95 at home.
The Pistons won their third game in a row on Tuesday when they went on the road and beat the Orlando Magic 109-86. They were great on the boards in that win, finishing with a dominant 54-42 rebounding advantage.
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So far this season, the Pistons are averaging 96 points per game while allowing their opponents to score 100.2 points per game against them. Big man Andre Drummond has a solid 20.1 PER through 31 games by averaging 12.9 points and a team-high 12.8 rebounds per game. Power forward Greg Monroe leads the team in scoring right now with 14.4 points per game.
On Wednesday night, the Knicks lost their ninth consecutive game when the Los Angeles Clippers beat them 99-78 on the road. They were outrebounded 50-40 in that loss and made just 38.1 percent of their shot attempts.
Through 34 games this year, the Knicks have just five wins and are near the bottom of the league in scoring. Veteran power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has had a pretty good season by averaging 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while making 55.8 percent of his shots.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
Detroit Pistons are 11-20-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Pistons are 14-17-0 against the Over/Under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
New York Knicks are 12-21-1 Against the Spread
New York Knicks are 17-16-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report
New York Knicks
12/31/14 F Amar'e Stoudemire Knee "?" Friday vs. Detroit
12/31/14 C Samuel Dalembert Ankle "?" Friday vs. Detroit
12/31/14 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Concussion injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Detroit
12/13/14 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder out indefinitely
11/22/14 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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