Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The New York Knicks travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 23-28 and a road record of 9-16. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. New York is 6-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-18. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 26-23 and a home record of 15-8. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 1.6. Detroit has a division record of 5-5 and a conference record of 15-12. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 35%.
New York averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Pistons force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 97 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pistons score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.5 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-22-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 25-25-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-21-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-22-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
02/03/16 PG Jose Calderon Groin "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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