Saturday, March 11, 2017
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 Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 7 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 26-39. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 32-33. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Reggie Jackson averages 15 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
New York averages 105.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 30th with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 34-31-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-33-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 32-33-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-34-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -7
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