New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 17-14. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 17-13-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 18-11-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 12-19-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/20/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Boston
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/20/17 G Avery Bradley Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 13.2 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Tobias Harris averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Andre Drummond averages 13.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 14.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. New York averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.47 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Detroit is 21st in the league with 102.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.39. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Knicks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 15th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. New York is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Detroit is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 18th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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