New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 8.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 10-43. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 105.4 points per game while giving up 114.4 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 24-29. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 106.0 points per contest and give up 107.9, which is a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 23-28-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 24-28-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 21-31-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/06/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is questionable Friday vs Detroit
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Kevin Knox averages 12.5 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Blake Griffin averages 26.1 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.8 per game. The Knicks allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Pistons are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Pistons surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Knicks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. New York is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -8.5
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