Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks Basketball Betting Tips 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 22-29. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.8 as they average 105.5 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-42. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.6 points per contest and give up 114.6, which is a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-28-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 20-30-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-27-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-28-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/03/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
02/03/19 C Mitchell Robinson Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin averages 26.2 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 54%.
Allonzo Trier averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kevin Knox averages 12.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Detroit averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. New York is 24th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New York is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Knicks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 113.8, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 28th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3.5
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