Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 37-45. They were 5th in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -1.2 as they averaged 101.3 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Knicks had an overall mark of 31-51 last year. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 104.3 points per contest and gave up 108.0, which was a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 36-46-0 against the over/under last year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks were 42-40-0 against the spread last season
The New York Knicks were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/18/17 F Reggie Bullock Suspension OUT 4 games
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/19/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension OUT 11 games
10/19/17 F Michael Beasley Ankle left last game, is "?"
Tobias Harris averaged 16.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 84%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest after averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 13.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 53% while his free throw percentage was at 39%.
Enes Kanter averaged 14.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 55% and his free throw percentage was 79%. Kristaps Porzingis averaged 18.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.2 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allowed 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 7th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.9 rebounds a game which ranked 9th, and they gave up 23.5 assists per contest which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 4th in the league. Detroit averaged 101.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.12 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 28th in the league. They averaged 45.7 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 4th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 29th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrendered 108 points per contest, which ranked them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 8th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks were 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game last season. New York was 19th in the league with 104.3 points per game last year. They were 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -3.67. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 21st in the NBA. They were 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Knicks were 14th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Pistons were 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 107.1 was ranked 23rd last season. In terms of pace they were 22nd in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 27th. As a team they were 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Detroit was 29th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 13th in the league.
New York was 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 17th in the NBA. The Knicks were 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 5th. They were 17th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 25th. As a unit they were 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +3
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