New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-2)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where and the Detroit Pistons (9-24) will take on the New York Knicks (16-17) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has New York as 2-point favorites. The O/U opens at 216.
The New York Knicks played the Sacramento Kings and notched a win by a score of 140-121 in their last contest. New York walked away from the game with a 58.6% field goal percentage (51 of 87) and buried 19 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Knicks buried 19 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 43 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 49.4% from the floor on 42 out of 85 shooting. Sacramento distributed 25 dimes and had 12 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, Sacramento grabbed 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Sacramento finished the game shooting 75.8% at the free throw line by converting 25 of their 33 attempts. They made 12 out of their 35 shots from distance.
Julius Randle is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up with 21 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He played for 30:49 minutes played and snagged 14 rebounds. Randle finished shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 4 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Knicks was Derrick Rose. He collected 3 rebounds in his 27:35 min on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 63.6% from the field for this game via 7-of-11 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Rose tallied 6 assists.
New York enters this one with a win-loss record of 16-17 this year. The Knicks are shooting 36.4% on shots from distance (333 of 914) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They average 104.7 pts per game (29th in basketball) while going 45.1% from the field. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling in 47.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 691 assists on the campaign, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks have forced 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They rank 7th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 744 relinquished for the year. The Knicks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (387 of 618) and they relinquish 44.2 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 32.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 1st in the league in points per game allowed (104.4).
The last time they took the court, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a final score of 110-107 against the Sacramento Kings. The Pistons were able to collect 35 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Kings committed 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 32 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 65.6%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Detroit buried 12 out of 33 tries (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons finished 37 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.1%. The Pistons permitted the Kings to make 37 of 89 tries from the floor which had them at 41.6% for this contest. They shot 21.9% from downtown by going 7 of 32 and finished the contest at 29 of 41 at the charity stripe (70.7%). Regarding rebounding, Detroit allowed Sacramento to collect 49 in total (14 offensive).
Jerami Grant ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons for this contest. He made 7 of 17 in the matchup for a rate of 41.2%, and tallied 7 rebounds. Grant tallied 30 points in his 38:36 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He wrapped the game up with 2 assists in 32:07 mins on the court, and he converted 6 of 10 from the floor. Bey walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field while earning 17 points and 6 boards.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 9-24 for the campaign. The Pistons commit 20.8 fouls per contest and they go 77.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per contest (20th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. Detroit has accounted for 3,564 pts for the year (108.0 per contest) and they grab 42.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pistons are hitting on 43.9% from the field, which is 28th in the league. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 17th in basketball in points given up per game with 112.1. They have surrendered 25.2 dimes and 45.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is 20th and 22nd in the league. The Detroit defense gives up 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (397 of 1,063) and their opposition knocks down 74.8% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (28th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+2) and over 216 points
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