Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Predictions, NBA Picks, Odds, Tips 3/8/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York -4.5
Tony Snell and the Detroit Pistons (20-43, 4th in the Central Division) head to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Knicks (19-44, 5th in the Atlantic Division). Detroit opens this contest as 4.5 point dogs. The over/under is set at 212.5.
The Pistons cover the spread 40.3% of the time, having gone 25-37-1 ATS. New York is covering 53.2% of the time, going 33-29-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
03/06/20 PG Brandon Knight Knee is probable Saturday vs Utah
03/05/20 PG Bruce Brown Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Utah
03/03/20 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/07/20 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Detroit
03/06/20 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
Langston Galloway averages 10.2 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tony Snell comes into this contest averaging 8.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Elfrid Payton averages 10.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Julius Randle averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Detroit averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 112.3 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. New York is 29th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Knicks are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
New York is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 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 7th in the league. The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 24th. 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 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -4.5
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