Knicks vs Pistons Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1.5
Elfrid Payton and the New York Knicks (16-36, 5th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Detroit Pistons (19-34, 4th in the Central Division). New York opens this contest as 1.5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 224.
The Knicks cover the spread 53.8% of the time, having gone 28-24-0 ATS. Detroit is covering 36.5% of the time, going 19-33-1 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/20 SG Damyean Dotson Illness is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/06/20 PF Markieff Morris Hip is downgraded to out Friday vs Oklahoma City
02/06/20 SG Svi Mykhailiuk Hip is downgraded to out Friday vs Oklahoma City
02/06/20 PG Derrick Rose Abdominal is downgraded to out Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Julius Randle averages 19.0 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Elfrid Payton comes into this contest averaging 9.4 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 49%.
Tony Snell averages 8.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Langston Galloway averages 10.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. New York averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Detroit is 22nd in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Pistons are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. 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 28th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Detroit is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +1.5
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