Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+6)
The Detroit Pistons (9-25) travel to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (18-18). The spread on this contest has New York as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 223.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 109-90 in their last contest. Detroit finished having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 72) and made 9 of their 32 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pistons made 25 of 31 shots for a rate of 80.6%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 51.2% from the floor on 44 of 86 shooting. New York recorded 23 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, New York snagged 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 7 blocks. New York walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 10 shots. They made 13 of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Jerami Grant is a guy who came through for this game. He ended up scoring 21 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He played for 30:56 mins and snagged 8 boards. Grant walked away from this one shooting 36.8% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He collected 4 rebounds in his 31:58 minutes played. He shot 27.3% from the field for this game by going 3-of-11 (10 points). When the time ran out, Bey didn't record an assist.
Detroit steps onto the court with a record of 9-25 on the season. They currently have an average of 107.5 points per outing (24th in the league) while hitting 43.8% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 34.7% from downtown (422 of 1,217) and 77.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 811 dimes so far this year, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a team are committing 20.7 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Pistons are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.9 fouls. They currently rank 17th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 855 conceded for the year. The Pistons are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (511 of 710) and they relinquish 45.5 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 37.6% from 3-point land while they are 14th in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the New York Knicks took a loss by a score of 119-93 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Knicks were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for this contest. They also coughed it up 16 times, while getting 2 steals for the contest. The Spurs were called for 14 fouls for the contest which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to convert 12 of them for a clip of 80.0%. With respect to 3-point attempts, New York made 15 of 36 tries (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 33 for 81 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.7%. The Knicks allowed the Spurs to make 43 of their 89 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3% in the matchup. They shot 42.9% from distance by shooting 18 out of 42 and ended up shooting 15 of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, New York permitted San Antonio to collect 45 in all (9 offensive).
RJ Barrett was important for the Knicks in this contest. He converted 5 of 9 in this contest for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 2 rebounds. Barrett tallied 15 points in his 28:26 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for New York was Julius Randle. He accumulated 5 assists in his 30:55 minutes on the court, and he put in 6 out of 16 from the floor. Randle ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor in addition to collecting 14 points and 11 boards.
New York has a record of 18-18 this season. New York has scored 3,767 points this season (104.6 per game) and they collect 46.5 rebounds per game. The Knicks are committing 20.9 fouls per game while shooting 77.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per contest (29th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.4. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (1st in basketball). The New York defense concedes 32.9% on 3-pointers (438 of 1,333) and opponents are connecting on 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 22.7 assists and 43.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 3rd and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+6)
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