New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/6/2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Little Caesars Arena
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Marcus Morris and the New York Knicks (1-6, 5th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Pistons (3-5, 3rd in the Central Division). New York opens this game as 3 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 226.
The Knicks are covering 57.1% of the time, having gone 4-3-0 ATS. Detroit is covering 37.5% of the time, going 3-5-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/3/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 6
11/3/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/3/2019 Jr PG Personal Game Time Decision
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/4/2019 Tim Frazier PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Marcus Morris comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Julius Randle averages 13.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Luke Kennard averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 19.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 99.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 16.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 18th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -5.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pistons are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.5. The Pistons surrender 112.4 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 27.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.4, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. New York is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Detroit is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 25th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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